Book Discussion on The Darkest Dawn

Thomas Goodrich spoke about his book The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, And The Great American Tragedy, published by Indiana University… read more

Thomas Goodrich spoke about his book The Darkest Dawn: Lincoln, Booth, And The Great American Tragedy, published by Indiana University Press. In a lecture and slide show, Mr. Goodrich was joined by his wife Debra in illustrating stories about the aftermath of the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Some dead bodies were included. The authors discovered numerous accounts of killings and mob violence directed at those who did not support president Lincoln and some who overtly celebrated his death. They also discussed John Wilkes Booth, his co-conspirators, and the reasons for studying history. 

Thomas and Debra Goodrich co-wrote The Day Dixie Died: Southern Occupation, 1865-1866, published by Stackpole Books.

This program is included in program ID 190725-1, the Lincoln Assassination Special. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The Darkest Dawn

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 2006
Last Aired:
Jan 29, 2009

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  • Jan 16, 2006 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2006 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 14, 2007 | 1:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 01, 2007 | 9:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 29, 2009 | 4:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
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