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The Resource "I would still be drowned in tears" : spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House, Michelle L. Hamilton

"I would still be drowned in tears" : spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House, Michelle L. Hamilton

Label
"I would still be drowned in tears" : spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House
Title
"I would still be drowned in tears"
Title remainder
spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House
Statement of responsibility
Michelle L. Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1862, in the midst of a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, suffered unspeakable heartache when their young son died. To combat her grief, First Lady Mary Lincoln became a devotee of Spiritualism making the White House a center for Washington, D.C.'s Spiritualist community. For decades historians have maintained that President Lincoln only attended a few seances in an attempt to protect his mentally unstable wife. This narrative is incorrect, using a host of previously neglected primary sources, historian Michelle L. Hamilton documents the numerous seances President Lincoln attended and the interest he had for the religion. Michelle L. Hamilton's "I Would Still Be Drowned in Tears" sheds new light onto the Lincolns' interest in Spiritualism and proves that Mary Lincoln might not have been the only Spiritualist in the White House. "Perhaps now we can frankly admit, without ridicule or condemnation, the role Spiritualism played in the lives of Abraham and Mary, "--William Weeks, Ph. D., San Diego State University
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Hamilton, Michelle L
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E457.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Spiritualism
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • HISTORY
  • Presidents
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Spiritualism
  • United States
Label
"I would still be drowned in tears" : spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House, Michelle L. Hamilton
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
883568435
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781940669526
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
60bbfb13-f65e-4435-b6b3-43c3945ae249
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883568435
Label
"I would still be drowned in tears" : spiritualism in Abraham Lincoln's White House, Michelle L. Hamilton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
883568435
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (246 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781940669526
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
60bbfb13-f65e-4435-b6b3-43c3945ae249
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883568435

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