Book Discussion on Lincoln's Avengers

Professor Leonard talks about her book Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War, published by W.W.… read more

Professor Leonard talks about her book Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion After the Civil War, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book tells the story of the aftermath of President Lincoln’s assassination. The author spoke about U.S. Army lawyer Joseph Holt, who was in charge of the investigation and trial of the conspirators involved in President Lincoln’s death. She detailed Holt’s struggle to bring everyone involved in the plot to assassinate Lincoln to justice and the problems he faced in this task. She explored the relationship between the investigation and Reconstruction. close

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Book Discussion on Lincoln's Avengers

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 8, 2004
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2004

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  • Aug 08, 2004 | 1:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 25, 2004 | 3:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 06, 2004 | 9:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2004 | 8:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
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