Right or Wrong, God Judge Me

Right or Wrong, God Judge Me

The Writings of John Wilkes Booth

Book - 1997
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Contributing to scholarship on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth-century theater history, this is a collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth. The documents include love letters written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln, explicit statements of Booth's political convictions, and his diary.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1997], ©1997
ISBN: 9780252023477
Branch Call Number: 818 Bo
Description: xii, 171 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Taper, Louise
Rhodehamel, John H.


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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.

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