By Edith Gelles

ISBN-10: 0061668362

ISBN-13: 9780061668364

“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s concerns and background is clear on each web page. Her therapy of the family... [is] written with figuring out and sensitivity... however it is her energy as a feminist historian that makes her remedy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
Washington Times

“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the ebook is a powerful addition to the nation’s written history.”
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Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No usual Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… fascinating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the USA, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.

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There, where their owners’ property abutted, they had planned their revolt in the interstices of their labor. The conversations—the debates, the inducements, the promises, the threats╉ —that occurred at the back of those plantations are lost to hisÂ�tory, but we must imagine them as extraordinary conversations. People who had little in common but their slavery—people of varied origins, different faiths, several languages—trusted one another enough to say words that could cost them their lives.

Army. The role of federal troops in put�ting down the 1811 revolt represented the extension of the emerging national order to the Mississippi Valley, and the emergence of white-�supremacist and pro-�slavery solidarity out of the residual divisions of the imperial world. S. S. sovereignty in the region. S. government through the dispossession and redistribution of Indian lands and the federal protection of the property (and lives) of the slaveholding elite. The Americanization and commercialization of the Mississippi Valley were concomitant with its racial pac�i�fi�ca�tion.

68 The flow of capÂ�ital into the Mississippi Valley transferred title of the “empire for liberty” to the speculators. But it was the labor of black slaves that made the dream of the speculators into the material reality of the Cotton Kingdom. ” The “slave trade” had its roots in the ventures of dozens of inÂ�deÂ�penÂ�dent speculators who bought lots of ten or so slaves, generally on credit, in Upper-Â�South states like Virginia and Maryland. They then walked them southward, after binding them wrist to wrist in a “coffle,” to the emerging regions of the Lower South—first Georgia and later Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama—selling slaves as they went.

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