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    Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams

    Historical interpreters Bill Barker and Abigail Schumann brought Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams to life in a candid conversation ranging from the personal to the political. Thomas…

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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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    The Problem of Democracy

    Louisiana State University history Professors Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein talked about their book, The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality, in…

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    Household Gods

    Sara Georgini talked about the religious lives of the Adams family.

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    Q&A with Gordon Wood

    Historian Gordon Wood discussed his book, Friends Divided, about the relationship and differing political views of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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

    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

    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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    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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