The Adams Women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, Their Sisters and Daughters

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Harvard University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages

From his vast storehouse of knowledge about the Adams family. Nagelpulls out the feminine threads of that tapestry to write all about the Adams women, from Abigail to daughter Nabby, from Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy, to Clover Adams, wife of Henry, with others making more than cameo appearances. They all lived exceptional, if not extraordinary, lives, in different ways.

 

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This book was long and a little hard to finish, but I am glad I read it. It is hard to comprehend just how hard it was to live back in those days (how many weeks it took to travel from Boston to Washington DC) and just how important the wives of the important patriots were. Read full review

The Adams women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, their sisters and daughters

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Nagel portrayed four generations of Adams men in Descent from Glory. Here the historian examines Adams women. At the heart of this book, in its most accomplished portions, are the chapters revealing ... Read full review

Contents

Three Daughters
17
Belonging to Everyone
29
From One Parsonage
49
To Another
68
Weymouth Again
81
Wedding in London
99
No Relief
120
Death and the Sisters
139
SistersinLaw
198
The Worst of Times
214
A Young Widow Ages
230
Wedding at Mystic Grove
244
A Triumph
261
Peace at Last
275
The Crypt
293
Acknowledgments and Sources
297

Enter a Fine Lady
159
St Petersburg and Back
180

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About the author (1999)

Paul C. Nagel is former Director of the Virginia Historical Society, a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a cultural laureate of Virginia, and a contributing editor of American Heritage.

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