Abigail Adams : A Revolutionary Woman

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Charles W. Akers. Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman. Third ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007. Charles W. Akers’ Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman is written about Abigail Adams whom is the wife to the second president of the United States, John Adams. Abigail begins by describing the role of women during the colonial time when the US only consisted of the 13 colonies. Starting with her birth on November 11, 1744 to her death on October 28, 1818 Abigail describes the role she played as an American Woman in that she was able to experience the wide range of duties that American women were allowed at the time. The events connecting with the monograph had a wide range of her own personal opinions and mainly took place in the…show more content…
Abigail was admitted into the Weymouth church in 1759 in which she embraced the faith wholeheartedly. Colonial New England did not take female education very serious which comes to show why many females turn out to be illiterate. Education that females received mainly came from their central household or if they could afford it, they were sent to private academies in a larger central town. Abigail was not able to participate in school due to her poor health. Abigail was also not taught the rules and purpose of punctuation. Due to the low population of women in the colonies and the serious lack of labor the importance of women in America increased while the functional value of wives and mothers had only moderately increased their economic independence without weakening the authority of male dominance. Abigail knew that in marriage she would lose her legal identity and take on a new life. On her 17th birthday, she assumed a half-serious attitude towards find the right husband. Towards the end of 1761, John Adams began to think of Abigail and their relationship strengthened during the following year. In the year of 1763 Abigail went on a journey with John and by winter time the made an effort to arrange a wedding date to get married. Abigail and John were married in the Weymouth parsonage on the year of 1764, which was a month before her 20th birthday. Following their
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