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Book Review: Lincoln’s Unknown Private Life: An Oral History by His Black Housekeeper, Mariah Vance, 1850-60 (edited by Lloyd Ostendorf and Walter Oleksy) : CWT

8/12/2001 • Abraham Lincoln


LINCOLN’S UNKNOWN PRIVATE LIFE: AN ORAL HISTORY BY HIS BLACK HOUSEKEEPER, MARIAH VANCE, 1850-60
Lincoln’s Unknown Private Life: An Oral History by His Black Housekeeper, Mariah Vance, 1850-60, edited by Lloyd Ostendorf and Walter Oleksy, Hastings House, Mamaroneck, New York, 580 pages, $30.00. Memoir raises controversial questions about Lincoln and his wife.