The Plot to Prevent Lincoln’s Presidency
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 953 , Segment 2
Episode: Zealot & Emancipator
- Apr 9, 2021 6:00 pm
- 16:19 mins
Long before John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln at Ford’s theater, another group tried to assassinate Lincoln and prevent him from ever taking office in the first place. They planned to strike on the train ride to Lincoln’s first inauguration. Guest: Josh Mensch, co-author of "The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President—and Why It Failed"