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My Dearest Friend Letters of Abigail and John Adams

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ISBN-10: 0674057058

ISBN-13: 9780674057050

Edition: 2007

Authors: Abigail S. Adams, Margaret A. Hogan, C. James Taylor, Joseph J. Ellis, Abigail Adams

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

C. James Taylor is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Joseph J. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 1943. He earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1965 and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1969. He was an instructor in the department of American studies at Yale University from 1968 to 1969 and an assistant professor in the department of history and social studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1969 to 1972. He began his career at Mount Holyoke College as assistant professor in the department of history in 1972 and was made professor in 1979. Ellis was dean of the faculty at Mount Holyoke from 1980 to 1990. He is also a Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College.…    

Foreword
Introduction
Note to the Reader and Acknowledgments
Courtship and Marriage
"Love Sweetens Life": October 1762-July 1774
"The Decisive Day Is Come": August 1774-December 1775
Independence
"We Are Determined to Foment a Rebelion": January-October 1776
"Kind Providence Has Preserved to Me a Life": January-November 1777
The Years Abroad
"I Cast My Thoughts Across the Atlantick": February 1778-April 1782
"A Signal Tryumph": July 1782-March 1788
A New Government
"The Most Insignificant Office": December 1788-January 1794
"This Whirligig of a World": February 1794-December 1795
The First Couple
"I Am Heir Apparent": January 1796-January 1797
"The Chief Majestracy of a Nation": February 1797-February 1801
Epilogue: The Death of Abigail
Chronology
Index