Mourning Lincoln

Mourning LincolnMourning Lincoln
Martha Hodes
Hardcover;408 pages
Yale University Press (2015)

In Mourning Lincoln, author Martha Hodes uses a wide array of contemporary letters and diaries to document personal reactions to Abraham Lincoln’s death. The book meticulously shows that grief over the event was far from universal and that a diverse range of sentiments ranging from sorrow to joy were expressed in both the North and the South. Mourning Lincoln is an informative read for those interested in the details of the public and private reactions to Lincoln’s assassination.  

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