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.