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"Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters"

Diane Jacobs

About the Program

Biographer Diane Jacobs recalls the relationship between First Lady Abigail Adams and her sisters, Elizabeth Shaw Peabody and Mary Cranch.  The sisters from Weymouth, Massachusetts, stayed in constant correspondence throughout their lives, sharing their personal setbacks and achievements.  The author reports that each of the sisters received public recognition; from eldest sister Mary's de facto mayorship of her village to youngest sister Elizabeth, who with her husband, co-founded the second coeducational school in the United States.  Diane Jacobs speaks at the Adams National Historic Park Visitors Center in Quincy, Massachusetts.

About the Authors

Diane Jacobs

Diane Jacobs is the author of several books, including Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft.  For more information, visit dianejacobsauthor.com.


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"Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, May 10th at 1:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, April 13th at 6:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, March 23rd at 11pm (ET)
  • Sunday, March 23rd at 8:45am (ET)
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