Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865.
Right or wrong, God judge me.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1997
|提及的人：||John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln; John W Booth; John Wilkes Booth; Abraham Lincoln|
|材料类型：||传记, 政府刊物, 州政府或者省政府刊物|
John Wilkes Booth; John H Rhodehamel; Louise Taper
|ISBN:||0252023471 9780252023477 9780252069673 0252069676|
|描述：||xii, 171 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|责任：||edited by John Rhodehamel and Louise Taper.|
All of the known writings of John Wilkes Booth are included in this collection. Of this wealth of material, the most important item is a previously unpublished twenty-page manuscript discovered at the Players Club in Manhattan. Written by Booth in 1860 in a form similar to Mark Antony's funeral oration in Julius Caesar, it makes clear that his hatred for Lincoln was formed early and was deeply rooted in his pro-slavery and pro-Southern ideology. Also included in the nearly seventy documents are six love letters to a seventeen-year-old Boston girl, Isabel Sumner, written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln; several explicit statements of Booth's political convictions; and the diary he kept during his futile twelve-day flight after the assassination. The documents show that Booth, although opinionated and impulsive, was not an isolated madman. Rather, he was a highly successful actor and ladies' man who also was a Confederate agent. Along with many others, he believed that Lincoln was a tyrant whose policies threatened civil liberties. --From publisher's description.
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