“Nooses,” the penultimate chapter of the upcoming book Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War, is a bird’s-eye view of the years between President Lincoln’s death—150 years ago today—and the end of Reconstruction.
Ari Kelman is the McCabe Greer Professor of the Civil War Era at Penn State University. Jonathan Fetter-Vorm is an author and illustrator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Their book, Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War, will be published in May. You can pre-order it here.