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Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience

Elected president only to see the nation fracture in two, Abraham Lincoln led a confused and frightened people through the most terrible war in their history. At the same time, his own household mirrored the fissures that rent the nation: the great emancipator was married to the daughter of a slave owner from Kentucky. Mary Todd Lincoln was an aristocratic southerner who met Lincoln when he was still a backwoods politician lacking in experience and sophistication. Although she remained fiercely loyal to her husband and the Union cause, two of her brothers fought for the South. Their marriage was long . . .

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Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 - 5:00 AM    "The Frightful War" As 1863 begins, the Civil War consumes the nation. One hundred Union soldiers desert daily and hundreds more die of disease. Opposition to the war spreads and criticism of Abraham Lincoln increases. Abraham is desperately anxious. Mary Lincoln, worried about her husband, spends money compulsively, plunging herself into debt. Part 5 of 6 G
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