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Abigail and John AdamsThe Americanization of Sensibility$
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G. J. Barker-Benfield

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226037431

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.001.0001

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The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of Sensibility

The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of Sensibility

(p.25) Chapter 1 The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of Sensibility
Abigail and John Adams
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the metropolitan sources of John and Abigail Adams' views about sensibility. It describes the relevant features of liberalized Protestantism absorbed by the Adamses and their responses to the most salient of the literature furthering the culture of sensibility. The chapter also outlines the religious and intellectual heritage and the story of American colonists' adoption of this metropolitan culture.

Keywords:   sensibility, John Adams, Abigail Adams, liberalized Protestantism, religious heritage, intellectual heritage, American colonists, metropolitan culture

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