Introduces the Christian literature of the American Republic, especially "the ladies in literature," discussing how Christianity liberates women and the character qualities of American Christian womanhood. To the biography of Abigail Adams is added a study of character and correspondence with copies of some of Abigail Adams's letters. In addition to the literary elements and a list of other biographical resources, researching the historical setting is presented, along with highlighting leading ideas in American life in the chapter-by-chapter study, such as: "Courtship was governed by Biblical principles," and "Patriotic mothers nursed the infancy of freedom. They animated the courage and confirmed the self-devotion of those who ventured all in the common cause" (Elizabeth Ellet); "The love of Christ and country was learned in our American Christian homes."
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