The Secret Plot Against Lincoln

Daniel Stashower talked about how Allan Pinkerton, the founder of America’s first detective agency, uncovered and foiled a secret… read more

Daniel Stashower talked about how Allan Pinkerton, the founder of America’s first detective agency, uncovered and foiled a secret plot to murder Abraham Lincoln as he passed through Baltimore en route to the nation’s capital for his first inauguration in 1861. Actor Scott Sedar also gave dramatic readings from speeches by Lincoln, notes by Pinkerton, and letters to Lincoln from citizens, highlighting some of the sentiments in the country against Lincoln before he took the oath of office. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event. close

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

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The Secret Plot Against Lincoln

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 27, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 3, 2013

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  • Jul 27, 2013 | 5:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 28, 2013 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 17, 2013 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 19, 2013 | 5:16am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 02, 2013 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2013 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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