They Have Killed Papa Dead Analysis

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In my opinion, the most well-known event in American history, the assassination of President Lincoln, changed the Reconstruction era, also known as the post-civil war era, throughout the entire nation. In the novel, “They Have Killed Papa Dead!: The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance”, Anthony S. Pitch gives a detailed description of the time and events that occurred before the shooting and afterward, when tracing John Booth, Anthony S. Pitch, a well-known author, is quite accustomed to writing historical and religious novels. “The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814”, “Our Crime Was Being Jewish”, and “The Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town” are a few…show more content…
That specific phrase comes from Booth to Surratt when he whispered, “It is to kidnap President Lincoln and carry him off to Richmond!” This whole conversation led Booth to the realization that he encountered a once in a lifetime shot to achieve his goal, just five weeks ago. “What an excellent chance I had to kill the president, if I had wished, on inauguration day!” (Pitch 73) Booth boisterously exclaimed, as he was close to the president that…show more content…
Leading up to Lincoln’s assassination, a few of the chapters seemed to document in great detail every gesture made by Honest Abe himself. Even after the fact, detail by detail of possible information or clues were documented as the hunt for Lincoln’s assassin persisted. Continuing until Booth’s final days, Anthony S. Pitch drug out quite a bit of time to include details and focus on each crippled move Booth struggled to make with his broken leg. Booth’s journey concludes along with chapter twenty-one entitled, “Tell My Mother I Die for My Country” where he is shot, and as the sun rises, he
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