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The man was an activist and shot Lincoln, stabbed Major Henry Rathbone when he attempted to stop the assassination, leaped to the stage of the Ford Theatre and shouted " Sic Semper Tyrannis!
Actors were considered social pariahs generally in the midth Century: With exceptions of the few matinee idols, like Edwin and his brother Jogn Wilkes Booth. Actors were treated much like Mark Twain's rascals the King and the Duke in Huckleberry Finn ridden out of town on a rail after a judicious tar and feathering.
John Wilkes Booth was not alone in his contempt for Abraham Lincoln.
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Lincoln got the Trump treatment from both sides of the Mason Dixon line and from Boys in Blue as well as Rebs in butternut grey.
The Irish Democrats voted against Lincolnbecause they wanted a swift end to the draft and hated the Emancipation Proclamation which put them in hard competition with American blacks. The majority of the northern Irish-American community were loyal Democrats, supporting the party that had accepted them in the face of widespread discrimination during the s.
Issues such as emancipation and the enforcement of the draft remained emotive for many in November ofparticularly in New York. Election day finally arrived on 8th November, with Abraham Lincoln sweeping to a second term in office.
Hollywood loved mixing it up with political power. Our Republic, like the Roman Republic of Shakespeare's cycle-dramas which the Booth Brothers starred throughout the late 's to the Civil War, was a proud tradition of manly individualists, until it was beset by a string of patrician demogogues The Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Cataline and Caesar all intent on one man rule to maintain the oligarchy.
They succeeded - the jury is still out on the American - and the Empire took over with actors playing their parts. For the rare comedian who worked their way out of acting into writing, there was no promise of keeping that higher social status.
Laberius would face off against a Syrian ex-slave called Pubilius. Early 21st Century Americans have witnessed the power of celebrity and rise of the actor, clown, mime and player as political arbitrator and moral censor. Rome went its way, because everyone sold out.
Actors helped make that purchase.A newly released study, produced with help from eight universities, found some good news.
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