Historians Now: Mourning Lincoln

Martha Hodes’s 2016 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize–winning book Mourning Lincoln is an in-depth look at the national trauma that followed Abraham Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. In this video Hodes talks about her extensive research into the personal reactions of Americans to the assassination across regional, racial, economic, and political lines. For more on Abraham Lincoln, check out essays, featured primary sources, and more videos here.