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The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln

Author: Kate Clifford Larson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
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The true story of Mary Surratt, a shadowy figure behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln--and the first woman executed by the federal government. Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer, ran the boarding house in Washington where the conspirators, including her rebel son, John Surratt, met to plan the assassination. When a military tribunal convicted her for her crimes and sentenced her to death, five of the nine  Read more...
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Larson, Kate Clifford.
Assassin's accomplice.
New York : Basic Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)607765927
Online version:
Larson, Kate Clifford.
Assassin's accomplice.
New York : Basic Books, ©2008
(OCoLC)609214603
Named Person: Mary E Surratt; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Mary E Surratt; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Mary E Surratt; Abraham Lincoln; Mary E Surratt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Clifford Larson
ISBN: 9780465038152 0465038158
OCLC Number: 190786113
Description: xix, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: "Devoted body and soul to the cause" --
Creating a life, building the nest --
Rebels, spies, and couriers --
Keeper of the nest --
The assassin's accomplice --
A shrewd witness --
The "materfamilias" of the criminals --
The case for the defense --
The verdict : swift and deadly --
Scenes at the scaffold --
American tragedy or American justice?
Responsibility: Kate Clifford Larson.
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The true story of Mary Surratt, a shadowy figure behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln--and the first woman executed by the federal government. Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer, ran the boarding house in Washington where the conspirators, including her rebel son, John Surratt, met to plan the assassination. When a military tribunal convicted her for her crimes and sentenced her to death, five of the nine commissioners petitioned President Andrew Johnson to show mercy on Surratt because of her sex and age. Unmoved, Johnson refused--Surratt, he said, "kept the nest that hatched the egg." Historian Larson tells the intricate story of the Lincoln conspiracy through the eyes of its only female participant. Based on long-lost interviews, confessions, and court testimony, the text explores how Mary's actions defied nineteenth-century norms of femininity, piety, and motherhood, leaving her vulnerable to a punishment historically reserved for men.--From publisher description.

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