The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

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University of Illinois Press, 1997 - 416 pages
Based primarily on long-neglected manuscript and newspaper sources--and especially on reminiscences of people who knew him--this psychobiography casts new light on Lincoln. Burlingame uses a blend of Freudian and Jungian theory to interpret the psyche of the 16th president.

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In the tradition of psychobiography epitomized by Fawn Brodie (Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History, LJ 4/15/94), Connecticut College historian Burlin-game opens the psychiatrist's couch to Lincoln ... Read full review

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Contents

Lincolns Midlife Crisis From Party Hack to Statesman
1
I Used to Be a Slave The Origins of Lincolns Hatred of Slavery
20
Unrestrained by Parental Tyranny Lincoln and His Sons
57
Surrogate Father Abraham
73
Lincolns Depressions Melancholy Dript from Him as He Walked
92
Lincolns Attitude toward Women The Most Striking Contradiction of a Complex Character
123
Lincolns Anger and Cruelty
147
The Most Ambitious Man in the World
236
The Lincolns Marriage A Fountain of Misery of a Quality Absolutely Infernal
268
Epilogue
357
Stephen A Douglas as a Target of Lincolns Lyceum Address
365
Index
369
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Michael Burlingame, a professor of history at Connecticut College, New London, is the editor of An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays and Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay, 1861-1865.

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