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The Resource The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, Kate Clifford Larson

The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, Kate Clifford Larson

Label
The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln
Title
The assassin's accomplice
Title remainder
Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Kate Clifford Larson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Kate Clifford
Dewey number
973.7/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.5
LC item number
.L33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Surratt, Mary E.
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Conspiracies
  • Trials (Assassination)
Label
The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, Kate Clifford Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
Control code
ocn190786113
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 263 p.
Isbn
9780465038152
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001060
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)190786113
Label
The assassin's accomplice : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Abraham Lincoln, Kate Clifford Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
Control code
ocn190786113
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 263 p.
Isbn
9780465038152
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008001060
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)190786113

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