Learn about Abigail Adams, who was the wife of the second President of the United States. She belonged to a family with a long tradition of service, and was able to receive an education at home, unlike many woman of that time. Abigail Adams became one of the most well-read women in America and was a strong advocate for education for women.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 31 minutes; 2 CDs.
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