The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory
A Lincoln Forum Book by Craig L. SymondsThe Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory
A Lincoln Forum Book by Craig L. Symonds

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

byCraig L. Symonds, Frank J. WilliamsEditorHarold Holzer

Paperback | December 3, 2014

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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. At the end ofthe Lincoln bicentennial year, and the onset of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the leading scholars of Lincoln and his murder offer in one volume their latest studies and arguments about the assassination, its aftermath, the extraordinary public reaction (which was more complex than has beenpreviously believed), and the iconography that Lincoln's murder and deification inspired. Contributors also offer the most up-to-date accounts of the parallel legal event of the summer of 1865 - the relentless pursuit, prosecution, and punishment of the conspirators. Everything from graphic tributes to religious sermons, to spontaneous outbursts on the streets of the nation's cities, toemotional mass-mourning at carefully organized funerals, as well as the imposition of military jurisprudence to try theconspirators, is examined in the light of fresh evidence and insightful analysis. The contributors are among the finest scholars who are studying Lincoln's assassination. All have earned well-deserved reputations for the quality of their research, their thoroughness, their originality, and their writing. In addition to the editors, contributors include Thomas R. Turner, EdwardSteers Jr., Michael W. Kauffman, Thomas P. Lowry, Richard E. Sloan, Elizabeth D. Leonard, and Richard Nelson Current.
Harold Holzer, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the nation's leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has written, co-written, or edited thirty-five books. Craig L...
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Title:The Lincoln Assassination: Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory A Lincoln Forum BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.03 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0823263983

ISBN - 13:9780823263981

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"Here is an informative and provocative collection of essays about Lincoln's assassination and the place it occupies in American history and culture. The authors are not only in full command of their special approaches to the subject, but they fully command our interest and respect, as well.This is a must." --William Hanchett, author of The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies