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  • Four Generations of the Adams Family
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    Four Generations of the Adams Family

    The Boston Athenaeum and Boston’s Poets' Theatre presented a staged reading program in honor of the literary legacy of four generations of the Adams family. Based on the writings of founding…

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  • emJohn Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchyem and emJohn Adamss Republicem
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    John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy and John Adams's Republic

    Luke Mayville, author of John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, and Richard Alan Ryerson, author of John Adams’s Republic: The One, the Few, and the Many, provide insight into the political…

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  • Diane Jacobs emDear Abigailem
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    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, stayed in…

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  • Discussion on John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution
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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 2

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the second of a two part lecture.

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    John and Abigail Adams During the American Revolution, Part 1

    Joseph Ellis talked about the early years of the Revolutionary War through the letters of John and Abigail Adams. This was the first of a two part lecture.

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  • First Lady Abigail Adams
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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 several building…

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  • Discussion on Correspondence Between John Adams and his Family
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    Adams Family Correspondence

    Panelists talked about the correspondence between John and Abigail Adams and their son John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa. This panel took place at an event marking John and Abigail…

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  • Discussion on the Marriage of John and Abigail Adams
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    Marriage of John and Abigail Adams

    Edith Gelles talked about the 54-year marriage between John and Abigail Adams. She said the couple’s letters are evidence of their strong and successful partnership. This program took place…

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  • Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England
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    Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England

    Professor Andrew Wehrman talked about smallpox in Revolutionary era America and the campaign to inoculate colonists, which was promoted by political leaders like John Adams. Adams, his wife…

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  • Discussion on the Election of 1796
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    Election of 1796

    Jeffrey Pasley talked about the creation of American political parties, the issues they disagreed on, and the media wars they waged in 18th century newspapers. The election of 1796 was the…

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    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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    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 education of women…

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  • Professor Henry Adams on Abigail Adams
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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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  • Life Portrait of John Adams
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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 relatives. Ms.…

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  • emMy Dearest Friend Letters of Abigail and John Adamsem
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    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 Friend: Letters…

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    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 anniversary of the…

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  • Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism
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    Jefferson and Adams on American Nationalism

    Professor Onuf compared John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson’s views of the Constitution and the role of divided power. He said that in many ways the two were similar despite the fact that both they…

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  • The Presidential Election of 1800
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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 between…

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  • emFirst Family Abigail  John Adamsem
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    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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  • John and Abigail Adamss Letters
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    John and Abigail Adams's Letters

    Justice Breyer and others read the letters of John Adams and his wife Abigail to one another.

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