The Mary Lincoln enigma : historians on America's most controversial First Lady / edited by Frank J. Williams and Michael Burkhimer

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Subjects: Presidents' spouses--United States--Biography
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Family
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2012
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xi, 376 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Authors: Williams, Frank J
Burkhimer, Michael, 1973-
Notes: LCCN: 2011037896
ISBN: 9780809331246 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0809331241 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780809331253 (ebook)
ISBN: 080933125X (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction / Frank J. Williams -- There's something about Mary: Mary Lincoln and her siblings / Stephen Berry -- Mary Lincoln, race, and slavery / Brian Dirck -- Life at Eighth and Jackson / Richard Lawrence Miller -- "An unladylike profession": Mary Lincoln's preparation for greatness / Kenneth J. Winkle -- William H. Herndon and Mary Todd Lincoln / Douglas L. Wilson -- "I am so fond of sightseeing": Mary Lincoln's travels up to 1865 / Wayne C. Temple -- Fashion plate or trendsetter? / Donna McCreary -- The reports of the Lincolns' political partnership have been greatly exaggerated / Michael Burkhimer -- A psychiatrist looks at Mrs. Lincoln / James S. Brust -- "I miss Bob, so much": Mary Lincoln's relationship with her oldest son / Jason Emerson -- Mary Lincoln among the novelists: fictional interpretations of the First Lady / Richard W. Etulain -- "I look too stern": Mary Lincoln and her image in the graphic arts / Harold Holzer -- Epilogue: the compelling Mrs. Lincoln / Catherine Clinton
OCLC Number: 749855433
ISBN/ISSN: 9780809331246
0809331241
9780809331253
080933125X