History Detectives

John Adams Book

Clip: Season 7 Episode 4 | 16m 43s

A New Hampshire woman inherited a curious book titled "Trials of Patriots." It contains what appears to be President John Adams' signature, and includes an inscription, "Charles Adams from His Father, 1794." In Boston and John Adams' hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, host Gwendolyn Wright examines the Adams family's correspondence and conflict as they balanced home life with public service.

Aired: 07/12/09

Rating: TV-G

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