Tue, Aug 16

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CLE Lecture Hall

Abigail Adams, Bond Speculator

Time & Location

Aug 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA

About the Event

Best  known for her unsuccessful plea to her husband John to "Remember the  Ladies" in drawing up independent America's first legal code, Abigail  Adams was much more successful in the private realm of family finance.   During her husband's absence in Philadelphia and Paris, she made him a  rich man - partly through unscrupulous means--and also defied centuries  of common law by claiming property, although married, for herself.

Location:  CLE Lecture Hall

Presenter:   Woody Holton is the Peter and bonnie McCausland Professor of History at  the University of South Carolina, where he teaches and researches Early  American history, especially the American Revolution, with a focus on  economic history and on African Americans, Native Americans, and women.   he is the author of several previous books, including Abigail Adams,  which was awarded the Bancroft Prize; his second book, Unruly Americans  and the Origins of the Constitution, was a finalist for the National  Book Award.

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