Portia The World of Abigail Adams Synopsis

... best-of-all-biographies of Abigail Adams... -American Historical Review Portia, a new study of Abigail Adams-modern feminism's favorite Founding Mother-is a refreshing change of pace. -San Francisco Chronicle ... very well done, highly perceptive, and full of fresh ideas. -Wilson Library Bulletin ... Adams's strength, courage, and wit (as well as her bouts of depression and gender conservatism) emerge more fully than they have in any previous work.... a well-rounded portrait of a remarkable figure. -Choice In this important and fascinating biography, Edith Gelles not only restores Abigail Adams to her rightful place at the center of her own story, she challenges the creaky conventions of `traditional' male-defined biography. -Susan Faludi, author of Backlash Portia, the first woman-centered biography of Abigail Adams, details the issues, events, and relationships of Adams's life. It is as much a social and cultural history of Adams's time as it is her life story.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253210234
Publication date: 22nd December 1992
Author: Edith B. (Senior Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University) Gelles
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: General & world history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Biography: historical, political & military,

About Edith B. (Senior Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University) Gelles

EDITH B. GELLES is a historian and affiliated scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford.

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