Why do Americans dislike Mary Lincoln?
"Mary Todd Lincoln ranks among the most detested public women in American history," biographer Jean H. Baker wrote in 1987. "And Americans . . . have unshakable opinions about Mary Lincoln's failings." But why the disdain for Mary Lincoln? Now, some historians are saying it’s time we question the portrayal of the 16th First Lady as “crazy.” One such historian joined us to talk about her findings.
Presidential historian, NYT bestselling author of “You Never Forget Your First: A Bio of George Washington”
Imagine thinking you’re showing up to the anniversary of your assassinated husband’s death and discovering instead that your only surviving adult child has arranged for you to be tried for insanity in a kangaroo court pic.twitter.com/CAxg42yK8l— Alexis Coe (@AlexisCoe) November 23, 2021
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