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OUSD Teaching American History Grant III
January 12, 2010

"Abigail Adams and
the American Revolution"

Dr. Edith Gelles
Senior Scholar
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Stanford University

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Edith Gelles link is a Senior Scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University and the author of the recently published Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage (2009). She has also written Portia: The World of Abigail Adams (1992), Abigail Adams: A Writing Life (1998)) and The Letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748 (2004 ). She is a well-known historian of colonial America.

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Excerpts from A. Adams' letters 1776 & 1782 pdf icon

Other links

? Primary scources > The Adams Papers Digital Edition > Correspondence between John and Abigail Adams

? Edith Gelles discussing her book Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage (2009) on Book TV. This event was hosted by Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California in May, 2009.

? Review of Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage (2009) by Edith Gelles- from SF Gate

? Woody Holton discusses his biography of Abigail Adams at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.

?"Abigail Adams, Founding Mother"- December 10, 2009 review of W. Holton's biography, Abigail Adams, from The New York Times

?Books > Abigail Adams > Excerpt- Introduction from Holton's book where he discusses the finding of Abigail Adams' will.