Adams Family Correspondence by Margaret A. Hogan
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Adams Family Correspondence
By Margaret A. Hogan

Adams Family Correspondence

March 1787-December 1789 v. 8


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Adams Family Correspondence by Margaret A. Hogan

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By early 1787, as this latest volume of the award-winning series "Adams Family Correspondence" opens, John and Abigail Adams were eagerly planning their return home to Massachusetts from Great Britain, frustrated by John's lack of progress in his diplomatic mission and anxious for a reunion with family and friends. Arriving in Massachusetts in mid-1788, they anticipated a quiet retirement from government service as they returned to running their farm. But they barely had time to settle in before they were pulled back into the public sphere by John's election as the first vice president under the new Constitution. Moving to New York City in 1789 with their daughter Nabby, and her family, John and Abigail found themselves once again centre stage in American political life. "The Adamses" serve as prescient and thoughtful observers of the world around them, from the manners and mores of English court life to the political intrigues of the new federal government in New York. Beyond that wider world, however, these letters observe the more intimate domestic concerns of a New England family. With more of the forthright candour that marks the Adamses' correspondence, this volume offers a unique perspective on a crucial period in American history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674022782
ISBN-10: 0674022785
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 165mm x 36mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 11 by Margaret A. Hogan Adams Family Correspondence, Volume 11, Hardback (August 2013)

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My Dearest Friend by Margaret A. Hogan My Dearest Friend, Paperback (October 2010)

In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to 'Miss Adorable', Abigail Smith. In 1801, Abigail wrote to wish her husband John a safe journey as he headed home to Quincy after serving as president of the nation he helped create. This collection invites readers to experience the founding of a nation and the partnership of two strong individuals.

Adams Family Correspondence by Margaret A. Hogan Adams Family Correspondence, Hardback (May 2009)

The years 1790 to 1793 marked the beginning of the American republic. Vice President John Adams chaired Senate sessions even as he was prevented from participating in any meaningful fashion. Abigail joined him when her health permitted. This volume offers insight into the family and a commentary on life that many expected from the Adamses.

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Author Biography - Margaret A. Hogan

Margaret A. Hogan is Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. C. James Taylor is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Gregg L. Lint is Senior Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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