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Lincoln's Assassination and John Wilkes Booth's Confederate Connection

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The tragedy of Abraham Lincoln's death gripped the North like no other event in the nation's young history. Southerners had lost their only hope for a just and magnanimous peace. However, like so ... More


First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Hans L. Trefousse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. In myth and memory, he is always the Great ... More


Mary Surratt on the Altar of National Identity

in The Trial in American Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226243252
eISBN:
9780226243283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243283.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Comparatively few women end up on death row, and as slight as those numbers are, the figures for condemned women who are “screened out” still exceed the overall rate of those removed from death row. ... More


A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Mark A. Lause

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036552
eISBN:
9780252093593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036552.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that ... More


The Gift of Martyrdom

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's role in the investigation of those responsible for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 as the Civil War continued to rage. As Lincoln's ... More


Lincoln’s Dreams of Death

Jonathan W. White

in Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632049
eISBN:
9781469632063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632049.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Abraham Lincoln believed that dreams had some predictive capacity—that, perhaps, in dim ways, they could reveal the future. Several stories survive of dreams that he had that portended his death. ... More


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