Assassination of Lincoln : History and Myth

Assassination of Lincoln : History and Myth

Description

The Civil War officially ended at Appomattox soon after President Lincoln's second inauguration. During his first term he had been widely viewed by special-interest groups as a good-natured, indecisive bungler, and worse. In the South he was still despised, and many in the North, especially the radicals in the Republican party, distrusted and derided his leniency toward the vanquished. On the evening of April 14, 1865, an assassin's bullet irrevocably altered the way Abraham Lincoln would be viewed by Americans. In life a cunning politician, Lincoln became in death a selfless martyr. Lloyd Lewis explicates the mythology that evolved out of Lincoln's death, the outpouring of national grief, the pursuit of John Wilkes booth and the conspirators, booth's fate, and the frequent moving and reburial of Lincoln's coffin.


Download Assassination of Lincoln : History and Myth (9780803279490).pdf, available at iconbook.org for free.

Details

Author(s)
Lloyd B. Lewis, Mark E. Neely
Format
Paperback | 367 pages
Dimensions
136.1 x 202.9 x 22.9mm | 462.81g
Publication date
01 Jun 1994
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Publication City/Country
Lincoln, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0803279493
ISBN13
9780803279490