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A minister's daughter full of the Yankee virtues of prudence, thrift, hard work, and sobriety, Abigail Adams was wife to the second U.S. president, John Adams. Along with Martha Washington, she helped create the pattern that American first ladies have followed throughout much of the last 200 years.

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  • EmilyK
  • 09-03-18

Fascinating woman; great lecturer

Abigail Adams is a fascinating person from the revolutionary war. I very much enjoyed this lecture. I appreciate how Prof. Allitt described her negative as well as positive qualities. He’s a favorite lecturer in all respects.