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People/Characters: William Henry Seward

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"They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance by Anthony Pitch
1858: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and the War They Failed to See by Bruce Chadwick
1862 by Robert Conroy
Abraham Lincoln by Thomas Keneally
An address on the life, character and services of William Henry Seward by Charles Francis Adams
The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Alaska: A Bicentennial History by William R. Hunt
Alias Paine: Lewis Thornton Powell, the Mystery Man of the Lincoln Conspiracy by Betty J. Ownsbey
Alternate Tyrants by Mike Resnick
America Becomes a World Power by Saddleback Educational Publishing
America's First Dynasty : The Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser
America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union by Fergus M. Bordewich
The American Civil War by Winston S. Churchill
American Political and Social History by Harold Underwood Faulkner
American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War by Ted Widmer
American Steam Navigation: Speech of William H. Seward for the Collins Steamers. In the Senate of the United States, April 27, 1852 by William Henry Seward
Appendix to diplomatic correspondence of 1865. The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States of America, and the attempted assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State, and Frederick W. Seward, assistant secretary, on the evening of the 14th of April 1865. Expressions of condolence and sympathy inspired by these events by United States
April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate Clifford Larson
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States of America, and the attempted assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State, and Frederick W. S. Seward, assistant Secretary, on the evening of the 14th of April, 1865 : expressions of condolence and sympathy inspired by these events by United States
The Assassination: Death of the President by Champ Clark
Autobiography of William H. Seward, from 1801 to 1834, with a memoir of his life, and selections from his letters from 1831 to 1846 by Frederick W. Seward
Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
The Blockade: Runners and Raiders by William C. Davis
Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Jr. Edward Steers
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
Brother against Brother by William C. Davis
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Civil War Schemes and Plots by Webb Garrison
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front by Steven A. Channing
Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians, and Booth Conspirators That Led to Lincoln's Death by Leonard F. Guttridge
Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 by Elizabeth R. Varon
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy (Signature Lives: Civil War Era) by Heidi Schoof
The Enemy Within: 2,000 Years of Witch-Hunting in the Western World by John Demos
Flashman and the Angel of the Lord by George MacDonald Fraser
The Forging of the American Empire: From the Revolution to Vietnam: A History of Ameri (Human Security) by Sidney Lens
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
The Foundations of the American Empire: William Henry Seward and U.S. Foreign Policy by Ernest N. Paolino
The Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
The growth of the American Republic by Samuel Eliot Morison
Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy by David O. Stewart
The insanity file : the case of Mary Todd Lincoln by Mark E. Neely Jr.
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reillyas William Seward
Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run by John L. Papanek
The Life And Career Of William Henry Seward, 1801 - 1872 by Catherine D. Hayes
The Life of William H. Seward: With Selections from His Works by George E. Baker
The life, crime, and capture of John Wilkes Booth, with a full sketch of the conspiracy of which he was the leader, and by George Alfred Townsend
Lincoln by Gore Vidal
Lincoln and Seward by Gideon Welles
Lincoln and the Russians by Albert A. Woldman
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies by Harold Holzer
Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power by Kevin Peraino
The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies by William Hanchett
Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum (Lincoln Forum Books) by Harold Holzer
Lincoln's Assassins: A Complete Account of Their Capture, Trial, and Punishment by Roy Z. Chamlee
Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution by James L. Swanson
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Lincoln's New Salem by Benjamin P. Thomas
Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home by Matthew Pinsker
Lincoln's War Cabinet by Burton Jesse Hendrick
Lincoln, master of men; a study in character by Alonzo Rothschild
Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen {complete} by Elbert Hubbard
Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen: William H. Seward by Elbert Hubbard
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers
Millard Fillmore by Paul Finkelman
Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President by Robert J. Rayback
Mr. Seward for the defense by Earl Conrad
Murdering Mr. Lincoln: A New Detection of the 19th Century's Most Famous Crime by Charles Higham
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and How It Changed the Course of American History by John C. Waugh
The Oxford History of the American People by Samuel Eliot Morison
Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech
The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War by Michael F. Holt
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz
Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year by David von Drehleas William Seward
The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe by James D. Bulloch
Seward Alaska Purchase Centennial, July 9-15, 1967
Seward at Washington, as Senator and Secretary of State, A Memoir with Selections from His Letters, 1861-1872 by Frederick W. Seward
Seward: An Autobiography & Seward at Washington: 2 Volumes (3 volumes total) by Frederick W. Seward
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man by Walter Stahr
The Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s by Eric H. Walther
Sherman's March by Burke Davis
The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union by John Lockwood
Speech of William H. Seward, at Detroit, September 4, 1860 by William Henry Seward
Spies, Scouts, and Raiders: Irregular Operations by William C. Davis
The Story of Ford's Theater and the Death of Lincoln (Cornerstones of Freedom) by Zachary Kent
The Story of Seward's Folly by Susan Clinton
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Turbulent times: the remarkable life of William H. Seward by Stephen G. Yanoff
Twenty Million Yankees: The Northern Home Front by Donald Dale Jackson
War averters : Seward, Mallory, and Fort Pickens / by Ernest Dibble by Ernest F. Dibble
We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends by David Herbert Donald
William H. Seward by Edward Everett Hale Jr
William H. Seward's travels around the world by William Henry Seward
William H. Seward; an autobiography from 1801 to 1834. With a memoir of his life, and selections from his letters by William Henry Seward
William Henry Seward by Thornton Kirkland Lothrop
William Henry Seward by Glyndon G. Van Deusen
William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent Civil War by Lawrence M. Denton
William Henry Seward, the Virginia Controversy, and the Anti-Slavery Movement, 1839-1841 by Stephen J. Valone
William Henry Seward: Lincoln's Right Hand by John M. Taylor
William Seward, Whig Politics, and the Compromised Indian Removal Policy in New York State, 1838-1843 by Stephen J. Valone
William Seward: The Mastermind of the Alaska Purchase (Historical American Biographies) by Zachary Kent
The World's History ahd Its Makers: (Vol VIII) Famous American Statesmen by Edgar Sanderson

Character description

Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln. Seward was the target of a murder attempt by Lewis Powell, a co-conspirator of Booth's, on the night of Lincoln's assassination; Seward, who was recovering from a carriage accident in which he had been badly hurt, was wounded by Powell but survived.  His son Frederick William Steward was an Assistant Secretary of State.  His son William Henry Jr. was a Civil War Brigadier General

Seward is perhaps best known for 'Seward's Folly', the purchase of Alaska by the USA.

William Henry Seward in Wikipedia

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