Chapter 2: Early American Literature 1700-1800

 John Adams

Abigail Adams

Paul P. Reuben
  October 15, 2016

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Primary Works

New letters of Abigail Adams, 1788-1801. Ed. Stewart Mitchell. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1947. E322.1 .A37

The Adams-Jefferson letters; the complete correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. Ed. Lester J. Cappon. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1959. MAIN E322 .A516

Diary and autobiography. Ed. L. H. Butterfield. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1961. E322 .A3

Legal papers of John Adams. Eds. L. Kinvin Wroth and Hiller B. Zobel. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1965. E322 .A37

The earliest diary of John Adams; June 1753-April 1754, September 1758-January 1759. Ed. L. H. Butterfield. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1966. E322 .A34

The spur of fame, dialogues of John Adams and Benjamin Rush, 1805-1813. Eds. John A. Schutz and Douglass Adair. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1966. E322 .A5186

The book of Abigail and John: selected letters of the Adams family, 1762-1784. Eds. L. H. Butterfield, Marc Friedlaender, and Mary-Jo Kline. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1975. E322.1 .A293

Papers of John Adams. Ed. Robert J. Taylor. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1977. E302 .A275

My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams. Hogan, Margaret A., Taylor, C. James and Ellis, Joseph J. eds. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2007.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Ferling, John E. John Adams: a life. NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1996. E322 .F47

Gelles, Edith B. Portia: the world of Abigail Adams. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1992. E322.1 .A38 G45

- - -. ed. First thoughts: life and letters of Abigail Adams. NY: Twayne, 1998. E322.1 .A38 G44

Hawke, David F. A transaction of free men: the birth and course of the Declaration of Independence. NY: Da Capo P, 1989. E221 .H26

McCullough, David. John Adams. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Murphy, Gretchen. Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2005.

Nagel, Paul C. Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983.

- - -. The Adams women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, their sisters and daughters. NY: Oxford UP, 1987. E322.1 .A38 N34

Trees, Andrew S. The Founding Fathers and the Politics of Character. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2003.

Withey, Lynne. Dearest friend: a life of Abigail Adams. NY: Free P, 1981. E322.1 .A38 W56

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 2: John Adams and Abigail Adams." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: (provide page date or date of your login).

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