Right or Wrong, God Judge Me (Paperback)

THE WRITINGS OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH

By John Wilkes Booth, John Rhodehamel (Editor), Louise Taper (Editor)

University of Illinois Press, 9780252069673, 200pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2000

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Description

Superbly edited and annotated, this collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth constitutes a major new primary source that contributes to scholarship on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth-century theater history. The nearly seventy documents--more than half published here for the first time--include love letters written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln, explicit statements of Booth's political convictions, and the diary he kept during his futile twelve-day flight after the assassination.
 


About the Author

John Rhodehamel, Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, is the author of The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic and other books. Louise Taper, a noted Lincoln collector, owns the largest collection extant of John Wilkes Booth letters.