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The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory A Lincoln Forum Book

Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams


The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians alike, ranging from painstaking new research to wild-eyed speculation. Written at the end of the Lincoln bicentennial year, and the onset of the Civil War sesquicentennial, this book offers the latest studies and arguments about the assassination, its aftermath, the extraordinary public reaction (which was more complex than has been previously believed), and the iconography that Lincoln's m ... More

Keywords: assassination, Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, murder, research, public reaction, conspirators, religious sermons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232260
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harold Holzer, editor
External Affairs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Craig L. Symonds, editor

Frank J. Williams, editor

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