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Book Review: Mrs. Lincoln (Author: Catherine Clinton).

I just finished Catherine Clinton‘s tome on Mrs. Mary Lincoln, (titled simply Mrs. Lincoln: A Life) First Lady and wife of President Abraham Lincoln. The text clocks in at 336 pages, followed by around sixty pages of footnotes. The work is readable, though a bit plodding at times. Its strengths are focused in a few …

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Facts to Ponder: Spiritualism in the 19th Century.

I am currently reading Catherine Clinton’s Mrs. Lincoln: A Life, which in addition to its fascinating portrayal of Mary and Abraham Lincoln also provides significant sidebars providing insight into the 19th century in the United States. I’d like to share a few tidbits from one such sidebar on spiritualism: “Struggling against her [Mary Lincoln] overemotional …

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