Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Quincy (1838 - 1848) | Chapter 2 Boston (1848-1854) Abstract
* Henry Adams explains the things that were most formative in his youth.
* Henry Adams' father founded a political party and was an abolitionist.
* Henry Adams did not enjoy school, and his father was his biggest educational influence.
* Charles Sumner, an outspoken abolitionist, became Henry's hero.
Chapter 3 Washington (1850-1854) | Chapter 4 Harvard (1854-1858) Abstract
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