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The Presidency: Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln

Washington, DC
Sunday, September 23, 2012

This is a look back at the life of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln with history professor Catherine Clinton.  She discusses the Lincoln courtship and marriage as well as Mary's introduction to Washington as a congressman's wife.  Clinton also talks about the press scrutiny of Mary's Confederate relatives, and the congressional criticism invited by her White House spending.  The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this event.

Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:53pm (ET)

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