Abigail Adams: An American Heroine (America's Founders Series)

Abigail Adams: An American Heroine (America's Founders Series)
Abigail Adams: An American Heroine (America's Founders Series)
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134 pages
ISBN: 9781893311930

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By John P. Kaminski

"Abigail Adams: An American Heroine" provides a concise but vibrant exploration of one of America's early leaders from her position as the wife and adviser of America's second president and the mother of its fifth president. Told in a lively manner and expert historic detail, this chapbook is part of the "America's Founders Biographical Series," which also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Lafayette.

The elegant prose of America’s Revolutionary generation is found in this series of chapbook biographies by US Constitution historian John P. Kaminski, who adds dimension to the historic dramas of revolution and nation-making. Unlike traditional biographies, these chapbooks emphasize the character, mannerisms, and physical appearance of the subjects as they were known to their contemporaries. In a unique way, the illuminating vignettes and "behind-the-curtain” glimpses of both well-known and obscure events provide a new perspective on the Founding generation.

John P. Kaminski is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also editor of the multivolume Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. A professor emeritus from the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is the author or editor of twenty-five other books on early American history.