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… read more

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 education of women and decried sexual discrimination. Her written debates included correspondences with her husband, John Adams, as well as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Holton talked about his research, especially in the papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the discoveries he made. Topics included her handling of money and her disposition of her property, which as a married woman she did not legally own. He responded to questions from members of the audience.

This official book launch event was held by the Massachusetts Historical Society on Monday evening, November 9, 2009. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Abigail Adams

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Dec 26, 2009
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Aug 1, 2013

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  • Dec 26, 2009 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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