In Act 3, we continue on through the journey of John Wilkes Booth as it relates to his politics. In this episode, I am going to begin an argument about how the assassination of Lincoln was a political as anything else. In Act 1, we learned about Junius Brutus Booth, in Act 2 we meet Edwin Booth and learn more about the brothers, and in this episode we collect the thoughts and information that will shape John Wilkes Booth.
Below are examples of sources and media related to our story. That podcast will drop April 12, 2023.
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Kauffman, M. W. (2004). American Brutus: John Wilkes booth and the Lincoln conspiracies. Random House.
Swanson, J. (2009). Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. Scholastic.
Swanson, J. L. (2006). Manhunt: The 12-day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. Harper Large Print.
Swanson, J. L. (2010). Bloody Crimes the Chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln’s corpse. William Morrow/HarperCollins.
Titone, N. (2011). My thoughts be bloody: The bitter rivalry between Edwin and John Wilkes booth that led to an American tragedy. Free Press.
Taylor, Marian (2004). Harriet Tubman: Antislavery Activist. Chelsea House Publishers. pp. 68–69. ISBN 978-0-7910-8340-6.
Cordley, Richard (1895). “Chapter VI”. A History of Lawrence Kansas, from the Earliest Settlement to the Close of the Rebellion. Lawrence, KS: Lawrence Journal Press. Archived from the original on November 23, 2002. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
Leviticus 25: 44-46