Elizabeth Mitchell’s new book Lincoln’s Lie: A True Civil War Caper Through Fake News, Wall Street, and the White House, transports us back to 1864 for a dramatic journey of scandal and intrigue. Mitchell weaves together the story of Joseph Howard, who is interred at Green-Wood, and his elaborate scheme to manipulate the gold market by spreading “fake news” in the press. Join her for a fascinating discussion with Green-Wood’s historian, Jeff Richman, about her research—and the many people interred at Green-Wood who played leading roles in this drama—as well as Abraham Lincoln, who is at the center of this tale.
This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.
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