The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt

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9781528719124 - The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt - David Miller De Witt
9781528719124 - The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt - David Miller De Witt
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The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt

A detailed exploration of the famously controversial case of Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt, an American woman who was convicted of participating in a plot to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Despite maintaining her innocence and the fact that the case made against her was arguably weak, she became the first women to be executed by the US federal government. Her son John Surratt was also tried at a later date, but acquitted due to the statute of limitations.

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First published in 1894, “The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt” looks at the case of Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt (1820 or 1823– 1865), an American woman who was convicted of participating in a plot to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Despite maintaining her innocence and the fact that the case made against her was arguably weak, she became the first women to be executed by the US federal government. Her son John Surratt was also tried at a later date, but acquitted due to the statute of limitations. A detailed exploration of this famously controversial case that will appeal to those with an interest in American history. Contents include: “The Reign of Terror”, “The Bureau of Military (In)Justice”, “The Opening of the Court”, “The Judges”, “The Conduct of the Trial”, “Arguments for the Defense”, “Charge of Judge Bingham”, “The Verdict, Sentence and Petition”, “The Death Warrant and the Execution”, “Was it not Murder?”, etc. Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic work now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Book Details

Author

David Miller De Witt

Imprint

Read & Co. History

ISBN

9781528719124, 9781528792196

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Pages

220

Publication Date

24 June 2021

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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