Re-evaluating Mary Lincoln

In this lecture, Professor Catherine Clinton gives us what I think is a very accurate view of Mary Lincoln. I have a soft spot for Mary Lincoln, personally, and I think we need to cut her some slack.

The video’s description reads, “Author Catherine Clinton talked about the changing historical narratives about President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. She spoke about how Mary would have been remembered if she had died instead of her husband and also talks about why some of her critics have labeled her as ‘crazy.’ ”

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