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Author Abrams, Jeanne E., 1951- author.

Title A view from abroad : the story of John and Abigail Adams in Europe / Jeanne E. Abrams.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Adams,J ABR    DUE 06-28-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description vi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-276) and index.
Contents John Adams: An American in Paris -- Second Journey to Europe -- Abigail in France: From the New World to the Old -- Abigail and John in London: American Yankees in King George's Court -- The Final Years Abroad: John and Abigail Return to America -- Conclusion: John and Abigail in a New America
Summary "From 1778 to 1788, the Founding Father and later President John Adams lived in Europe as a diplomat. Joined by his wife, Abigail, in 1784, the two shared rich encounters with famous heads of the European royal courts, including the ill-fated King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, and the staid British Monarchs King George III and Queen Charlotte. In this engaging narrative, A View from Abroad takes us on the first full exploration of the Adams's lives abroad. Jeanne E. Abrams reveals how the journeys of John and Abigail Adams not only changed the course of their intellectual, political, and cultural development--transforming the couple from provincials to sophisticated world travelers--but most importantly served to strengthen their loyalty to America."--
Subject Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Travel.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 -- Travel.
Adams family.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1775-1783.
Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography.
Diplomats' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Story of John and Abigail Adams in Europe
ISBN 9781479802876 hardcover
1479802875 hardcover

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