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Portia The World of Abigail Adams by Edith B. (Senior Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University) Gelles
  

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Portia The World of Abigail Adams by Edith B. (Senior Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University) Gelles

... best-of-all-biographies of Abigail Adams... -American Historical ReviewPortia, 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. -ChoiceIn 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 BacklashPortia, 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.

About the Author

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

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Publication date

22nd December 1992

Author

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

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

General & world history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Biography: historical, political & military

ISBN

9780253210234

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