July 17, 2021

Miss Independent: Abigail Adams

Miss Independent: Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams is one of the most infamous first ladies in American history. She is known for her sharp tongue and her partnership with "dear friend" John Adams. Supporter of education for women, opposed to slavery and unafraid to share her thoughts, Abigail was definitely a feminist of the moment.

But did you know she also was a business owner? Tune in this week as I cover some of the more interesting tidbits of our second first lady, Abigail Smith Adams.


Sources Used This Episode:

Holton, Woody. Abigail Adams. Free Press, New York. 2009. 

Ellis, Joseph J. First Family: Abigail and John. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, 2010. 

First Lady Biography: Abigail Adams. Firstladies.org (LINK)

Michaels, Debra. “Abigail Adams.” National Women’s History Museum. National Women’s History Museum, 2015. (LINK)

Abigail Adams. UVA Miller Center. (LINK)

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