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Wicked Springfield : Crime, Corruption & Scandal During the Lincoln Era - Erika Holst

Wicked Springfield

Crime, Corruption & Scandal During the Lincoln Era

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Published: 25th February 2010
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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.

ISBN: 9781596299016
ISBN-10: 1596299010
Series: Wicked
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 25th February 2010
Publisher: History Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.22