A Woman's Place According to the Second First Lady by Elizabeth Erdmann

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Title

A Woman's Place According to the Second First Lady by Elizabeth Erdmann

Subject

History

Description

This paper explores the views of Abigail Adams, wife of second President of the United States John Adams. Adams has been called an early feminist thinker because of her outspoken comments in written communication about how women ought to be treated. This paper explores the extent and depth of these comments by reviewing her extensive written communication legacy throughout different periods of her life. Examination of Abigail's early life, early marriage to John, life during the Revolution, life during John's Presidency, and late life reveal that she was not the cut and dry feminist that people believed her to be, but rather, acted in many ways like a woman of her time. This is not to say that Abigail did not have her bold, rebellious moments, as this paper highlights.

Creator

Elizabeth Erdmann

Source

Senior Showcase Oral Presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 18, 2017

Rights

The author reserves all rights.

Language

English

Identifier

Majors: History and Sociology
Minor: Law & Society

Files

Elizabeth Erdmann History Senior Seminar Paper 2016-2017 (1).pdf

Citation

Elizabeth Erdmann, “A Woman's Place According to the Second First Lady by Elizabeth Erdmann,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed July 18, 2018, https://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/66.

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