Wendy Martin (essay date 1975)
SOURCE: “Editorial: Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams—Considerations for the Bicentennial” in Women's Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, 1975, pp. 1-3.
[In the following essay, Martin asserts that Adams believed women were irrational and that their participation in politics posed a threat to the social order.]
Abigail Adams is often remembered for her admonition to her husband to “remember the ladies” when framing the constitution. On March 31, 1776, she informs him that “if particular care and attention is...
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