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Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions
10-29-2022, 10:07 AM
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Hint #2: He has written books on Mary Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert Lincoln.
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10-29-2022, 06:04 PM (This post was last modified: 10-29-2022 06:04 PM by Gene C.)
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RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions
(10-29-2022 10:07 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Hint #2: He has written books on Mary Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert Lincoln.

Jason Emerson ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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10-30-2022, 05:00 AM
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Bingo, Gene! IMO, Jason has attempted (in his books) to be reasonably balanced in his coverage of Mary. Not all good, not all bad. I did not think he would change. I was surprised to read that he now seems to be more in agreement with Burlingame's negativity toward Mary than he used to be.

Source of Jason Emerson's review: The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Fall, 2022.
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11-04-2022, 07:20 AM
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I have not and will not read this Burlingame book, but I read that the author blames Mary Lincoln for her husband's death. Come on. That's too much, it cannot be taken seriously. Such accusations make the book seem like an axe grinder.
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11-06-2022, 09:42 PM
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(10-30-2022 05:00 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Bingo, Gene! IMO, Jason has attempted (in his books) to be reasonably balanced in his coverage of Mary. Not all good, not all bad. I did not think he would change. I was surprised to read that he now seems to be more in agreement with Burlingame's negativity toward Mary than he used to be.

Source of Jason Emerson's review: The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Fall, 2022.
Truth to be told I found his "The Madness of Mary Lincoln" totally as negative as Burlingame (pro-Robert, anti-Mary past century male attitude). The title alone speaks for itself.
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11-08-2022, 07:48 PM
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(11-06-2022 09:42 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  
(10-30-2022 05:00 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  Bingo, Gene! IMO, Jason has attempted (in his books) to be reasonably balanced in his coverage of Mary. Not all good, not all bad. I did not think he would change. I was surprised to read that he now seems to be more in agreement with Burlingame's negativity toward Mary than he used to be.

Source of Jason Emerson's review: The Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Fall, 2022.
Truth to be told I found his "The Madness of Mary Lincoln" totally as negative as Burlingame (pro-Robert, anti-Mary past century male attitude). The title alone speaks for itself.

I agree completely. The term "madness" was last used in the medical field as an acceptable term around 1825. It only added to the circus like freak show atmosphere, that has always, unfortunately, surrounded Mrs. Lincoln.
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