Abigail Adams: A Revolutionary Woman

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jacqueline Ching
Narrator: Suzy Myers
Genres: Autobiography
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: July 2009
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 31 minutes
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Abigail Adams did not succumb to the limitations facing women in her day. She married John Adams in 1764 as an educated and influential woman. From the beginning of their relationship, John Adams took her counsel. Her vision of equality and justice informed and inspired the first rumblings of equal rights for women.
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Reviews (2)


Written by Mp77 from Raleigh, NC on March 12th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Interesting. I like that this book made it seem like "well of course she would step up and manage the family, bills, house, farm, business and not wait for a man to tell her to do so, or allow her to do so." Who really knows how it happened, but nice to think some people just took care of businesse without some socio-political movement frinted by entertainers to drive them to it, or give them cause to "demand" the right. What a great lady, hope this version closely resembles to the truth!

More about the times, not the woman

Written by Anonymous from Brooklyn, NY on July 11th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 2/5

As the title suggests, I felt this book was more about the era and not so much about the woman. I would have liked to know more about her.