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The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of Sensibility

in Abigail and John Adams

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780226037431
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226037448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0002
The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of Sensibility

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This chapter examines the metropolitan sources of John and Abigail Adams' views about sensibility. It describes the relevant features of liberalized Protestantism absorbed by the Adamses and their responses to the most salient of the literature furthering the culture of sensibility. The chapter also outlines the religious and intellectual heritage and the story of American colonists' adoption of this metropolitan culture.

Keywords: sensibility; John Adams; Abigail Adams; liberalized Protestantism; religious heritage; intellectual heritage; American colonists; metropolitan culture

Chapter.  15605 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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