Abraham Lincoln's Execution

Abraham Lincoln's Execution

by John Griffin
     
 

John Wiles Booth- just a tool in the hands of Andrew Johnson and Edwin Stanton? The author argues that Lincoln�s very lenient Reconstruction policies for the South led to a conspiracy by Edwin Stanton, secretary of war, Andrew Johnson, vice-president, and high-ranking radical members of Congress to order his

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John Wiles Booth- just a tool in the hands of Andrew Johnson and Edwin Stanton? The author argues that Lincoln�s very lenient Reconstruction policies for the South led to a conspiracy by Edwin Stanton, secretary of war, Andrew Johnson, vice-president, and high-ranking radical members of Congress to order his �execution.� They were motivated by a desire for power but they also opposed Lincoln�s recently announced program of amnesty for the South. The author presents compelling evidence that Booth was not shot down but in fact escaped, thanks to his collaboration with Johnson and Stanton. This is an excellent and timely rebuttal to the recent popular book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearn Goodwin, who claims that Lincoln mastered his cabinet and was able to gain the respect of its discordant members.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589803954
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

A distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, Dr. John Chandler Griffin has published fourteen books. In 2000, Gov. Jim Hodges named him to the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state's highest award. His most recent book, Abraham Lincoln's Execution, was published by Pelican.

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