An Interview with Martha Hodes

Our conversation with Martha Hodes, a Professor of history at New York University, and recent author of “Mourning Lincoln,” now out with Yale University Press. In this interview, Dr. Hodes details the inspiration behind tackling this topic of personal responses to Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, she also addresses the vast amount of sources present on the topic and the struggles and benefits that accompanied such a situation. Finally, Dr. Hodes discusses how examining personal responses to Lincoln’s assassination sheds light on clashing visions for the nation’s future moving out of the Civil War.

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ALFORD: Fortune’s Fool (2015)

Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth by Terry Alford. Oxford University Press, 2015.  Cloth, ISBN: 978-0195054125.  $29.95.   As Terry Alford notes in the introduction to Fortune’s Fool, the last…