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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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Young American Women Enter the World

Young American Women Enter the World

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(p.142) Chapter 5 Young American Women Enter the World
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Abigail and John Adams
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0006

This chapter focuses on the period when young women in British America began to enjoy heterosocial mingling beyond the domestic circle. Their actions provoked similar reactions as those in Britain, and not without ambivalence. The chapter describes how John and Abigail Adams and their kin viewed and reacted to these circumstances, and also considers public pleasures for American women and the Adams family's thoughts about public heterosociality.

Keywords:   young women, British America, heterosocial mingling, John Adams, Abigail Adams, public pleasures, public heterosociality

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