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Letters

  1. 1. Letters
  2. 2. Private vs. Public Private Letters: spontaneous, conversational, intended for one person Public Letters: intended for a wide audience  Also called epistles
  3. 3. Fact vs. Opinion Fact: something that can be proved Opinion: a personal belief- can be supported but not proved “I think…” “It seems…” “ought”
  4. 4. Abigail Smith Adams 1744-1818 Wife of John Adams (2nd US President) Mother of John Quincy Adams (6th US President) Influential: women’s rights, opposed slavery No formal schooling  fought for women to have the same education as a man
  5. 5. Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crècevoeur 1735-1813 French aristocrat Canada  French army American colonies  land surveyor, Indian trader New York  got married, began writing
  6. 6. Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crècevoeur  1780: London  published Letters From an American Farmer, famous  1783: America  farm burned, wife killed, children in foster homes  1789: Paris  continued to write about America but others lost interest because of Napoleonic Wars

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