PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker


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  • Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
  • Jean H. Baker
  • English
  • 06 February 2020
  • 9780393333039

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    Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker Let me preface this by saying I really give this book 35 stars I think the author really worked at trying to make Mrs Lincoln a likeable personality and that's just not possible Having said that here is my reviewPage one and she's already accused of being a shrew and a termagant I kept waiting for harpy By the a

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    Jean H. Baker ¹ 5 Read PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker This is a well written and absorbing biography of one of America's most controversial first ladies Baker does an excellent job of putting Mary's story in the context of her place and time and she has a dry sense of humor t

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    Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker Jean H. Baker ¹ 5 Read PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker I read this for one of my reading groups I was looking forward to reading it but it is written in a scholarly tone which made it difficult to g

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    Free read Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker Jean H. Baker ¹ 5 Read The Lincolns are not even in the White House yet and I am annoyed with this author She tends to belittles Mary Lincoln often I realize MTL is not a woman loved by history but I find the author's assertion that MTL's political interests displayed a uirky feminism located not in principle but in the psychological

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker Jean H. Baker ¹ 5 Read Historian Jean Baker thinks it's just too easy to turn Mary Todd Lincoln into the First Lady we love to hate She sets out to provide a social psychological and feminist context for understanding Mary's childhood marriage motherhood and widow

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker I thought the book was a real tour de force in the biography writing genre Baker's thesis is that in childhood the maternally orphaned Mary Lin

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker One of the finest biographies I've ever read Totally changed my perception of Mary Todd Lincoln The author is not an apologist for Mrs Lincoln she lays out the details of all her notorious extravagances and recounts every one of her public outbursts However the author always puts Mrs Lincoln's utterances extravagances in the context of how Mary became an educated woman at a time when most women only had a rudimentary e

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    Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker Jean H. Baker ¹ 5 Read PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker We have all been told that Mary Todd Lincoln was a crazy first lady Reading 'Mary Todd Lincoln' you see a side of Mary Todd that is rarely told She had a higher education than most women and some men of her day Sh

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    Free read Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography Jean H. Baker ¹ 5 Read Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker This is the first book I've ever read about Mary Todd I found the history fascinating and I now realize what a difficult life Mary really had

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    PDF DOWNLOAD Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography î Jean H. Baker Mary Todd Lincoln was a complex woman too often dismissed as insane because she was institutionalized by her one surviving son Robert Todd Lincoln though she only spent three months at a sanitarium Her son's reasons for inst

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Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

Free download Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker Free read Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography Ncoln For twenty five years the Lincolns forged opposing temperaments into a tolerant loving marriage Even as the nation suffered secession and civil war Mary experienced the tragedies of losing three of her four children and then her husband. Historian Jean Baker thinks it s just too easy to turn Mary Todd Lincoln into the First Lady we love to hate She sets out to provide a social psychological and feminist context for understanding Mary s childhood marriage motherhood and widowhood and it is a very powerful story Mary was one of 14 children in what these days would be called a blended family Her mother died when she was young and so she was raised by a stepmother who she was constantly at odds with Her father often away from home on business and absent from his children even when he was at home believed however in education for girls unusual for the time and he sent his daughters to a female academy in town It was better than most with good teachers who taught real academic subjects Mary was bright and she went on for an unusual four years of schooling boarding at the school even though it was close enough to live at home an arrangement that suited both Mary and her stepmother Like all of the women who came from good families in Lexington Kentucky Mary was preoccupied with fashion from a very young age Once they had completed school young women in this social set had very little to do They didn t engage in housework Mary s father had 10 slaves who did all the work one for each of the Todds still living at home nor apparently was there a culture of charitable good works among this privileged and pampered set such as their counterparts in the North had Instead dressing well and displaying themselves were among their chief occupations But Mary was like and not like her contemporaries Her interest in politics from an early age certainly distinguished her from other women she was noted throughout her life for her good conversation and she was an avid and intelligent reader of newspapers When she turned 17 she escaped her stepmother s house for the home of her eldest sister who had married and moved to Springfield Illinois At the time Springfield was small and backward although it had recently been named capitol of the state A number of other relatives had moved from Kentucky to Illinois Besides her two older sisters Mary had a cousin who had recently taken on a partner in his law practice the then 30 year old Abraham LincolnAnd the rest is history as they say Baker follows Mary Todd Lincoln s co campaigning with her husband her residency in the White House her role as cultural ambassador and political advisor things First Ladies do now but hadn t really before Mary and one of the reasons she was so widely criticized in her lifetime Baker also provides a context for mourning in this period women were expected to be stoical and excessive grief was considered unhinged and even immoral as well as for the rampant spiritualism of the age Such tragedy Mary Todd Lincoln suffered Not only the death of her husband by violence but also the tragic deaths of three of her four sons and her enforced incarceration in an insane asylum by her one surviving son This book sticks with you for a long long time

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Free download Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker Free read Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography An insanity trial orchestrated by her surviving son led to her confinement in an asylum Mary Todd Lincoln is still often portrayed in one dimension as the stereotype of the best hated faults of all women Here her life is restored for us whol. This is the first book I ve ever read about Mary Todd I found the history fascinating and I now realize what a difficult life Mary really had

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Free download Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Jean H. Baker Free read Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography This definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln beautifully conveys her tumultuous life and times A privileged daughter of the proud clan that founded Lexington Kentucky Mary fell into a stormy romance with the raw Illinois attorney Abraham Li. I read this for one of my reading groups I was looking forward to reading it but it is written in a scholarly tone which made it difficult to get through even 40 pages in a day I did learn than I knew before about Abraham Lincoln s wife but my attachment to this much maligned First Lady was born when I read the historical novel Love Is Eternal by Irving Stone the 3 bestseller of 1954 That novel brought her aliveBaker applied psychology as it was understood in the 1980s and attempted to explain Mary s emotional states and obsessions by calling her a narcissist I did not totally buy that Life was violent in early 1860s Kentucky where she was raised She lost her mother at a young age and later lost three of her four children to illnesses for which there was not workable medicine Then she lost Abe That makes a grieving woman not a narcissistShe single handedly created the role of First Lady as we see it to this day She was a victim of some dastardly patriarchal males simply because she was outgoing and got stuff done So what if she liked to go shopping She turned the White House into the showplace it needed to be for a President and world leader She was the original shopaholic and would be showered with acclaim in today s world Her remaining son had her committed to an insane asylum on the grounds that she could not handle her finances even though she made do despite being denied the pension she should have had for the widow of the man who preserved the Union Good God