Raising Children With 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:
Raising Children With Sensibility

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This chapter examines how John and Abigail Adams raised their children with sensibility. It describes John's fathering from a distance and Abigail's management of the household with aesthetic and financial skills to make the best of consumption. The chapter explains that Abigail's parenting was influenced by the works of Reverend James Fordyce and Lord Kames, and describes her attempt to instill sensibility into her sons.

Keywords: parenting; sensibility; Abigail Adams; John Adams; financial skills; James Fordyce; Lord Kames

Chapter.  13599 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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