I haven’t yet listened to this, but it’s an intriguing podcast offering. Mary Lincoln’s last years were even more troubled than her earlier ones, the poor lady, and her only remaining (and least loved) son trying to get her institutionalized was the final blow life dealt her.
The star-studded April 16 Statehouse discussion of the Mary Lincoln insanity case can be heard now at “From Out of the Top Hat,” the blog of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The discussion featured two separate panels, both moderated by author Scott Turow, so the ALPLM has split its podcast into two presentations as well.
Panel 1 discussed historical, cultural and legal aspects of the case. The podcast is an hour and six minutes long.
Panel 2, an hour and 10 minutes, covered medical and legal issues.