For two centuries the question has persisted: Was Meriwether Lewis's death a suicide, an accident, or a homicide? "By His Own Hand?" is the first book to carefully analyze the evidence and consider the murder-versus-suicide debate within its full historical context. The historian contributors to this volume follow the format of a postmortem court trial, dissecting the case from different perspectives. A documents section permits readers to examine the key written evidence for themselves and reach their own conclusions.
By His Own Hand?
University of Oklahoma Press
The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis