Behind the Lines

An Interview with Martha Hodes

Posted 2/13/2015 By David K. Thomson

Our conversation with Martha Hodes, a Professor of history at New York University, and recent author of "Mourning Lincoln," now out with Yale University Press. In this interview, Dr. Hodes details the inspiration behind tackling this topic of personal responses to Lincoln's assassination. In addition, she also addresses the vast amount of sources present on the topic and the struggles and benefits that accompanied such a situation. Finally, Dr. Hodes discusses how examining personal responses to Lincoln's assassination sheds light on clashing visions for the nation's future moving out of the Civil War.

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