The Impeachment of
Stephen L. Carter
Bob Lyngos, Special Collections
What would have
happened had Lincoln not been assassinated? In the alternative past Lincoln survives John Wilkes Booth's assassination attempt. Two years later the Radical Republicans initiate impeachment proceedings charging he abused his powers and threatened a military dictatorship.
The story is told from the viewpoint of a young, black female clerk in Lincoln's lawyers' office and gives us a unique view of the black experience after the Civil War. The background of Washington, D.C., the nation at the time, and the personalities involved add to the believability of the book's premise.