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Wicked Springfield : crime, corruption & scandal during the Lincoln era, Erika Holst

Label
Wicked Springfield : crime, corruption & scandal during the Lincoln era
Title
Wicked Springfield
Title remainder
crime, corruption & scandal during the Lincoln era
Statement of responsibility
Erika Holst
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the twenty-four years that Abraham Lincoln lived in Springfield, the city saw its share of crime, corruption and scandal, much of it at the hands of Lincoln's law clients and acquaintances. Erika Holst sheds light on these shady characters, from the man being sued for divorce who claimed that he caught his venereal disease from an outhouse to Governor William Bissell, whose near duel with Jefferson Davis almost made him ineligible to hold office. Learn what prompted a congressional candidate- in an election clerked by Lincoln- to shout down his accuser as some 'spindle-shanked, toad-eating, man-granny, who feeds the depraved appetites of his patrons with gossip and slander.' Read the true stories that fed those depraved appetites, drawn from the newspapers Lincoln read and the docket where he practiced law. In these pages, discover the wicked side of Lincoln's Springfield"--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.109773/56
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6795.S67
LC item number
H65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Wicked Springfield : crime, corruption & scandal during the Lincoln era, Erika Holst
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political brawls -- Governors' (mis)deeds -- Sex, slander and fighting -- Slavery in the emancipator's hometown -- Abraham Lincoln's scandal -- Murder most foul -- Civil War shenanigans -- Epilogue
Control code
477272520
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9781596299016
Lccn
2009050778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)477272520
Label
Wicked Springfield : crime, corruption & scandal during the Lincoln era, Erika Holst
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-127)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political brawls -- Governors' (mis)deeds -- Sex, slander and fighting -- Slavery in the emancipator's hometown -- Abraham Lincoln's scandal -- Murder most foul -- Civil War shenanigans -- Epilogue
Control code
477272520
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9781596299016
Lccn
2009050778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)477272520

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