Award-winning historian and author Woody Holton will discuss his book, “Abigail Adams,” on Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond. The first of a three-part lecture series sponsored by The Friends of Boatwright Memorial Library, the talk will be held in Weinstein Hall’s Brown-Alley Room.

Holton, an associate professor of history and American studies at Richmond, was one of three recipients of the 2010 Bancroft Prize, bestowed by Columbia University to authors of distinguished works in American history or diplomacy.

In his biography of the second president’s wife, Holton sheds light on Abigail Adams’s remarkable strength through all aspects of her life, despite the female stereotypes of her era. He shows that she was a woman well ahead of her time.

For more information, call 804-289-8454.


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