The madness of Mary Lincoln / Jason Emerson.
Author: Emerson, Jason, 1975-
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9780809327713 (cloth : alk. paper)
0809327716 (cloth : alk. paper)
Description: xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882 Mental health.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Family.
Presidents' spouses United States Biography.
Mental illness United States Case studies.
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am -- A deeply wronged woman -- Resignation will never come -- To be destroyed immediately -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1 : unpublished Mary Todd Lincoln letters -- Appendix 2 : legal documents pertaining to the sale and destruction of the Mary Lincoln insanity letters -- Appendix 3 : the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.