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… read more

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 John Adams. Ms. Gelles focuses on the correspondences between the couple that gives insight into the inner workings of their relationship and the political and social changes that were going on around them. Ms. Gelles talked about why she has studied Abigail Adams for thirty years, challenges of writing women’s history, and how she wrote the first joint biography of John and Abigail Adams. After her presentations Ms. Gelles responded to questions from members of the audience.

Edith Gelles is the author of several books, including Abigail Adams: A Writing Life. She has taught at several universities and is currently a senior scholar at Stanford University’s Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. close

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Book Discussion on Abigail & John

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Corte Madera, California, United States
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Jun 13, 2009
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