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Abigail Adams, the Writer: “My pen is always freer than my tongue.”
Collector: Ann V.
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Sixteen lessons from the Massachusetts History Society comprise the “Abigail Adams, the Writer: ‘My pen is always freer than my tongue’” unit. Each lesson has scholars examining Adams’ letters and diaries to gain an understanding of what life was like for New England women during the 18th century.
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