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By Woody Holton

Publish yr note: First released in 2009
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Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The ny instances ebook Review, Editor's Choice

American background, better of 2009

In this bright new biography of Abigail Adams, the main illustrious girl of the founding period, Bancroft Award--winning historian Woody Holton bargains a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams's lifestyles tale and of women's roles within the construction of the republic.

Using formerly missed records from quite a few documents, Abigail Adams indicates that the spouse of the second one president of the USA was once way more charismatic and influential than historians have discovered. one of many best writers of her age, Adams passionately campaigned for women's schooling, denounced intercourse discrimination, and paired wits not just along with her awesome husband, John, yet with Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. whilst male Patriots missed her recognized entice "Remember the Ladies," she entire her personal own assertion of independence: Defying centuries of laws that assigned married women's estate to their husbands, she accumulated a fortune in her personal name.

Adams's existence tale encapsulates the historical past of the founding period, for she outlined herself when it comes to the folk she enjoyed or hated (she used to be by no means neutral), a forged of characters that incorporated her mom and sisters; Benjamin Franklin and James Lovell, her husband's bawdy congressional colleagues; Phoebe Abdee, her father's former slave; her financially naïve husband; and her son John Quincy.

At as soon as epic and intimate, Abigail Adams, sheds mild on a classy, attention-grabbing lady, essentially the most loved figures of yank background.

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S. Armstrong became a US citizen, and in 1896, he returned to Canada to marry his sweetheart, Charlotte Cooper (pictured), and bring her to Ontario. For a while, they lived in a small rented house on State Street. Soon after, Armstrong bought his first house, at C Street and Plum Avenue, for $500. 53 In 1898, Armstrong purchased three lots on the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and D Street from George Chaffey’s son Andrew for $112 each. He then continued to purchase lots until he owned almost the entire block, and built a two-story house on the south corner in 1900.

53 In 1898, Armstrong purchased three lots on the northeast corner of Euclid Avenue and D Street from George Chaffey’s son Andrew for $112 each. He then continued to purchase lots until he owned almost the entire block, and built a two-story house on the south corner in 1900. He soon purchased 10 acres of land on Sixth Street just west of Mountain Avenue, and another 20 acres on West Philips Street. Armstrong purchased a mailing list of 2,500 names from a defunct nursery business and issued his first catalog in 1902.

31 Before Ontario had its own police department, law and order was provided by a town marshal. In 1907, the city elected Walter O. Hardy, pictured on the left, as its township constable. Hardy’s title was later changed to chief of police, and he served in this position until he retired in 1927. He was replaced by Arthur Axley, pictured on the right with a local vagrant. In the early days, the police department was located at city hall, but it shared quarters with the fire department between 1922 and 1937.

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