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April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.
Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.
Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.
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1865 Wondery

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    • 4.8, 1.4K Ratings

April 15, 1865. President Lincoln is dead and the country in turmoil.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton takes control, determined to bring the assassin to justice—but the hunt for John Wilkes Booth isn’t all that grips Stanton.
Lincoln’s successor, Vice President Andrew Johnson, is likely to bend to southern interests and undo the very progress for which Lincoln died. Edwin Stanton must employ every bit of political wile he can muster to secure the future of the freed slaves, and the nation.
Consumed by his conviction, Stanton will betray his friends, his honor, and the very constitution he is sworn to protect, all to steer the country towards justice.
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1865 is an Airship production. Support this show to get early, ad-free access to episodes and more.

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4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

callirome ,

Well written, well acted, and well received

The title says it all. This podcast is amazing and insightful. I never thought I would like a period drama podcast so much, but this one had me hooked from the first episode. Wonderful!

Agm512 ,

Wow!

Great acting, well-paced and addictive. Even my young son is hooked. Well done!

carkore ,

Incredibly good series

Its a nail biting well acted series that really helps us to understand how the country/government was formed post Civil War. I especially liked the retros after each show that married the facts over the fiction. If more people understood this history, perhaps we would not repeat it as often as we apparently have.

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