ERIC Number: EJ848850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Reference Count: 5
Women in History--Abigail Adams: Life, Accomplishments, and Ideas
Kenan, Sharon K.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v6 n3 p167-169 Jul 2008
This article profiles the life, accomplishments, and ideas of Abigail Adams. Born in 1944, Adams lacked a formal education, but she more than made up for that shortcoming with her love of reading, especially literature, and her interests in politics and events surrounding the young colonies. Adams was supportive of the advancement of women. She expressed concern about women's lack of education, and she admired strong women who could take care of their home and financial affairs the way she did much of her married life while her husband served America in different capacities in Europe. Adams' actions in helping her family gain political power are also admirable. She achieved much by maintaining a home for the politically powerful male members of her family.
Descriptors: United States History, Females, Political Power, Family Environment, Reputation, Letters (Correspondence)
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