Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: John and Abigail Adams

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series

Featuring: Edith B. Gelles, Gordon S. Wood, Richard Brookhiser (moderator)

Details: In a time when patriarchal tradition dictated that women were inferior to their husbands, John and Abigail Adams defied convention with their marriage based on mutual respect, friendship, and love. Experts provide compelling insight into the unique 18th-century couple in a discussion of the numerous letters the Adamses exchanged over years of separation.

Edith B. Gelles, Senior Scholar at Stanford’s Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, is the editor of Abigail Adams: Letters. Gordon S. Wood is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the editor of John Adams: Writings from the New Nation 1784–1826. Richard Brookhiser (moderator) is the author of James Madison, America’s First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918, and numerous other books on the Founders and their legacy.

Cost: $34 (members $20)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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