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The madness of Mary Lincoln

Author: Jason Emerson
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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compelling story of the purported insanity of one of America's most tragic first ladies provides new and previously unpublished materials, including the psychiatric diagnosis of Mary's mental illness and her lost will.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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Emerson, Jason, 1975-
Madness of Mary Lincoln.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608379358
Named Person: Mary Todd Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Emerson
ISBN: 9780809327713 0809327716
OCLC Number: 81252678
Description: xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Much like an April day --
A most painful time of anxiety --
No right to remain upon earth --
Of unsound mind --
Mrs. Lincoln admitted today --
It does not appear that God is good --
No more insane than I am --
A deeply wronged woman --
Resignation will never come --
To be destroyed immediately --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1 : Unpublished Mary Todd Lincoln letters --
Appendix 2 : Legal documents pertaining to the sale and destruction of the Mary Lincoln insanity letters --
Appendix 3 : The psychiatric illness of Mary Lincoln / James S. Brust, M.D.
Responsibility: Jason Emerson.
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Charts Mary Lincoln's mental illness throughout her life and describes how a predisposition to psychiatric illness and a life of mental and emotional trauma led to her commitment to the asylum. This  Read more...

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