Footnotes and Further Reading

Abigail Adams

Footnote # 1

David McCulloch, "Abigail in Paris," The Massachusetts Historical Review, Vol. 3, (2001), pp. 1-18. For a timeline of key events and experiences in Abigail's life, see the Adams Family Timeline presented on-line by the Adams Paper editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society at

Footnote # 2

Woody Holton, "Abigail Adams, Bond Speculator" William and Mary Quarterly, (October 2007) Vol 64, No. 4, 821-23.

Footnote # 3

Abigail Smith Adams to Thomas Jefferson, January 29, 1787, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Series 1, General Correspondence, Library of Congress.

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Footnote # 6

Holton, "Abigail Adams, Bond Speculator," 837-38.

Further Reading

Gross, Robert A., ed. In Debt to Shays: The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.

Hogan, Margaret C. and Taylor, C James, eds. My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Richards, Leonard. Shays"s Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Starkey, Marion L. A Little Rebellion. New York, Knopf, 1955.

Withey, Lynne. Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams. New York: Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1981.