History: Not Easy Being Abraham Lincoln’s Wife

Abraham Lincoln did not win the presidency because he got a lot of votes, he won because the votes were spread thinly among many candidates and he happened to garner the most. Many in Lincoln’s own political party hated him, fearing the direction he would take the country. His wife Mary didn’t have it any easier. At a time when north and south were developing deep divides, Mary’s southern roots were not appreciated, to the point of being accused of spying. Those in the more developed eastern region of America saw her as a greenhorn from the west, while people in the new developing states, thought she was too aristocratic for their tastes. And though Mary had her roots in the south, southerners saw her as the enemy. It seems for Mary Todd Lincoln, the American people were very hard to please.  Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy.  Available Here:


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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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