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    Book Discussion on Dear Abigail

    Biographer Diane Jacobs recalls the relationship between first lady Abigail Adams and her sisters, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody and Mary Cranch. The sisters from Weymouth, Massachusetts,…

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    Professor Henry Adams on Abigail Adams

    Henry Adams, professor of American Art at Case Western Reserve University and descendant of John Adams, talked about the life, correspondence, and marriage of Abigail and John Adams, as…

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    First Lady Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles and Jim Taylor talked about the life and influence of first lady Abigail Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Others spoke in videos from…

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    Life Portrait of John Adams

    In the second in a series on American presidents, John Adams' life and career were discussed. Mr. McCullough talked about President Adams, as well as his home, library, and…

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    Book Discussion on John Adams

    Mr. McCullough, author of the book John Adams published by Simon and Schuster, delivered a speech entitled “The Enduring Examples of John and Abigail Adams” at the 201st…

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    The Presidential Election of 1800

    Professor Ed Larson teaches a class on American legal history at Pepperdine University in Malibu. In the class of Monday, February 14, 2011, he lectured on the 1800 election contest…

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    Book Discussion on First Family: Abigail & John Adams

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis recounts the 1,200 letters that John and Abigail Adams exchanged throughout their more than fifty-year marriage. The letters provide a…

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    Book Discussion on Abigail Adams

    Woody Holton talked about his biography Abigail Adams (Free Press; November 3, 2009). Mr. Holton focused on the first lady’s writings and reported that she championed the…

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    Jefferson, Adams and Religion

    Scholars spoke about the various books and ideas that shaped the religious theology and philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. They focused on how various works by religious…

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    Jefferson, Adams and Their Legacy

    Panelists talked about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s friendship, legacies, and libraries. They also spoke about the social climate of the Founding Fathers. Following…

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    John Adams and Native Americans

    Daniel Usner talked about the interactions between President Adams and Native Americans. Topics included how President Adams was overshadowed by Presidents Washington and Jefferson,…

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    Book Discussion on Abigail & John

    Edith Gelles talked about her book Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage (William Morrow; April 14, 2009). In her book, Edith Gelles recounts the fifty-four year marriage of Abigail and…

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    Book Discussion on My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams

    John and Abigail Adams kept a written correspondence throughout their relationship that contained a commentary on the political landscape of the newly formed country. My Dearest…

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    John Adams Book Group Discussion

    A book group met in the Damascus branch library to discuss David McCullough’s biography John Adams, published by Simon and Schuster. In the book David McCullough described the…

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    Children of Adams and Jefferson

    Steven Lee Carson, former chairman of The White House Conference on Presidential Children, spoke about the children of Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in a speech titled…

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    Book Discussion on John Adams: Party of One

    James Grant talked about his book John Adams: Party of One, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He described John Adams as an independent-minded president. The book recounted…

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    Presidential History Tour: Adams

    As part of a presidential history tour, Mr. Smith lead a tour of the Adams National Historical Park and other locations associated with John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

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    American Presidents Panel

    The panel discussion featured four historians, all of whom contributed biographies to the American Presidents Series, published by Times Books. Panelists talked about their writing…

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    Book Discussion on John Adams

    Mr. McCullough talked about his book John Adams, published by Simon and Schuster, a biography of the Founding Father and second president of the U.S. After his presentation he answered…

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