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Emerson, Jason 1975-

Works: 13 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 7,434 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E457.25.L55, 973.7092
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Most widely held works by Jason Emerson
The madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Madness of Mary Lincoln is the first examination of Mary Lincoln's mental illness based on the lost letters, and the first new interpretation of the insanity case in twenty years. This compelling story of the purported insanity of one of America's most tragic first ladies provides new and previously unpublished materials, including the psychiatric diagnosis of Mary's mental illness and her lost will. This book reveals Abraham Lincoln's understanding of his wife's mental illness and the degree to which he helped keep her stable. It also traces Mary's life after her husband's assassination, including her severe depression and physical ailments, the harsh public criticism she endured, the Old Clothes Scandal, and the death of her son Tad. -- from publisher's description
Lincoln the inventor by Jason Emerson( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to his other accomplishments, Abraham Lincoln was the only U.S. president to hold a registered patent. Jason Emerson offers the first treatment of Lincoln's invention of a device to buoy vessels over shoals and its subsequent patent in May 1849 as more than a mere historical footnote."-back cover
Giant in the shadows the life of Robert T. Lincoln by Jason Emerson( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerson, after nearly ten years of research, draws upon previously unavailable materials to offer the first truly definitive biography of the famous lawyer, businessman, and statesman who, much more than merely the son of Americas most famous president, made his own indelible mark on one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in United States history
The dark days of Abraham Lincoln's widow, as revealed by her own letters by Myra Helmer Pritchard( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1927 but barred from timely publication by the Lincoln family, this book is based on nearly two dozen intimate letters written between Mary Lincoln and her close friend Myra Bradwell mainly during the former's 1875 incarceration in an insane asylum. By the 1920s most accounts of Mrs. Lincoln focused on her negative qualities and dismissed her as "crazy." Bradwell's granddaughter Myra Helmer Pritchard wrote this distinctly sympathetic book at the behest of her mother, who wished to vindicate Mary Lincoln in the public eye by printing the private correspondence. Pritchard fervently defends Mrs. Lincoln's conduct and sanity, arguing that she was not insane but rather the victim of an overzealous son who had his mother committed. --from inside jacket
Mary Lincoln's insanity case a documentary history by Jason Emerson( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1875 Mary Lincoln, the widow of a revered president, was committed to an insane asylum by her son, Robert. The trial that preceded her internment was a subject of keen national interest. The focus of public attention since Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860, Mary Lincoln had attracted plentiful criticism and visible scorn from much of the public, who perceived her as spoiled, a spendthrift, and even too much of a Southern sympathizer. Widespread scrutiny only increased following her husband's assassination in 1865 and her son Tad's death six years later, after which her overwhelming grief led to the increasingly erratic behavior that led to her being committed to a sanitarium. A second trial a year later resulted in her release, but the stigma of insanity stuck. In the years since, questions emerged with new force, as the populace and historians debated whether she had been truly insane and subsequently cured, or if she was the victim of family maneuvering. In this volume, noted Lincoln scholar Jason Emerson provides a documentary history of Mary Lincoln's mental illness and insanity case, evenhandedly presenting every relevant primary source on the subject to enable a clearer view of the facts. Beginning with documents from the immediate aftermath of her husband's assassination and ending with reminiscences by friends and family in the mid-twentieth century, Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History compiles more than one hundred letters, dozens of newspaper articles, editorials, and legal documents, and the daily patient progress reports from Bellevue Place Sanitarium during Mary Lincoln's incarceration. Including many materials that have never been previously published, Emerson also collects multiple reminiscences, interviews, and diaries of people who knew Mary Lincoln or were involved in the case, including the first-hand recollection of one of the jurors in the 1875 insanity trial. Suggesting neither accusation nor exoneration of the embattled First Lady, Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History gives scholars and history enthusiasts incomparable access to the documents and information crucial to understanding this vexing chapter in American history"--Provided by publisher
"I have done my duty as I best know and providence must take care of the rest" : reconsidering Mary Todd Lincoln's sanity and Robert Lincoln's motivations by Jason Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History's mysteries : America's most famous letter by Jason Emerson( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln signed it. A lot of scholars say he didn't write it. Now, newly discovered evidence helps solve an enduring mystery. Concerns the Bixby letter
Mrs. Abraham Lincoln a study of her personality and her influence on Lincoln by W. A Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1932, this was the first thoroughly researched biography of Mary Lincoln everwritten, and it remains the most balanced and complete work on this controversial First Lady. Author W.A. Evans challenges the disparaging views of Mary Lincoln that were generally accepted at the time, offering a comprehensive and informed look at a woman whose physical and mental health problems have often been misconstrued or overlooked by other biographers. Evans conducted extensive research, interviewing Mrs. Lincoln's family members, seeking advice and assistance from numerous L
Mary Lincoln : an annotated bibliography by Jason Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aftermath of an Assassination by Jason Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recently discovered letters and a review of the life of Henry Ames Blood, historian, public servant, poet and playwright, present an intriguing snapshot of our nation's capital in the wake of Lincoln's murder in 1865
Angel child by Diamond Jim( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Avoiding the Gilded Prison by Jason Emerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Living in the shadow of his revered father, Robert Todd Lincoln served the Republican Party and his country with distinction, but, although perennially courted by his party, steadfastly refused a presidential or vice presidential nomination
Mary Todd Lincoln insanity files( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Lincoln the inventorThe dark days of Abraham Lincoln's widow, as revealed by her own lettersMrs. Abraham Lincoln a study of her personality and her influence on Lincoln