Friday, September 24, 2010

Lincoln: Kidnapping target?

John Wilkes Booth,
ca. 1865. Library of
Congress, Prints and
Photographs Div.
Before that fateful Good Friday at Ford's Theater in 1865, John Wilkes Booth had planned to kidnap Abraham Lincoln, as history professor Terry Alford explains in this broadcast of the radio program With Good Reason.

In addition, short videos are posted on the History Channel Web site that highlight Library of Congress collections; they include Lincoln life masks and the items in his pockets on the day of the assassination. (Hat tip to the AHA blog)

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