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- DescriptionThe first killing of a President in American history, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln shook the nation with grief and rage. This study refutes the elaborate conspiracy theories that have surrounded Lincoln's death and uncovers evidence about the murder and its aftermath. The author examines public opinion of the time - as reflected in newspapers, diaries, letters, sermons and transcripts of the pre-trial investigation and the trial itself - to understand how and why the public and the military reacted as they did. Examining the aftermath of the assassination, the study explores the spontaneous outpouring of rage and despair, the reaction in the defeated South, the almost universal conviction that the South was behind the plot, the actions of the authorities in tracking the conspirators, and the trials of the suspects.
- Author BiographyThomas Reed Turner is chairman of the Department of History at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.
- Author(s)Thomas Reed Turner
- PublisherLouisiana State University Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1992
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationBaton Rouge
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLouisiana State University Press
- Out-of-print date19/10/2003
- Content NoteIllustrations, facsims.,ports.
- Weight421 g
- Width229 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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