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The Marital & Political Partnership of John & Abigail Adams. Joseph Ellis on First Family Part 1

http://www.achls.org Historian Joseph Ellis joins Lawrence R. Velvel, Dean of ACHLS's founding school The Massachusetts School of Law, to discuss his book First Family. Ellis and Velvel discuss the enormous impact of the Adams family on the creation of the United States and why we will never see their type of leadership again as well as Adams's vision, his work in the Continental Congress, his time as President, his friendships with Washington, Jefferson and Franklin, and of course, the astounding marriage between Adams and his wife Abigail. Mr. Ellis is a Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College and the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2001. His latest book is entitled, First Family - John and Abigail Adams.
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