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Long-Term Fellowships at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Conrad Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society

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Grief, fear, glee: How Americans reacted to Lincoln’s killing, 150 years ago (Review)
Author(s): Carlos Lozada
Publication: The Washington Post
Date: 4/1/2015
Abstract: Review of "Mourning Lincoln" by NYU historian Martha Hodes

Martha Hodes: "Mourning Lincoln" (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Diane Rehm (host)
Publication: The Diane Rehm Show
Date: 3/24/2015
Abstract: The death of President Lincoln on April 15, 1865, shocked the nation. His assassination at the hands of actor John Wilkes Booth came just days after the Confederate army’s surrender. Most Northerners grieved the loss of the man who ended slavery and saved the Union. African-Americans were especially devastated. But for many Southerners, news of the president’s death was cause for rejoicing. A hundred and fifty years after Lincoln’s death, we take a new look at how ordinary Americans mourned the slain president, and how it shaped race relations in the post-civil war era and today.