Source: Poems of American History
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “McKinley”
Editor(s): Stevenson, Burton Egbert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Year of publication: 1908
|“McKinley.” Poems of American History. Ed. Burton Egbert Stevenson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1908: pp. 649-50.|
|McKinley assassination (poetry).|
The following note accompanies the poem (p. 649): “September 5 was set aside as President’s Day. The attendance was very large, and President William McKinley spoke to an audience of thirty thousand people. The next afternoon a reception was held, at which all were invited to pass in line and shake hands with the President. In the line was a man whose right hand was bandaged with a handkerchief. The handkerchief concealed a revolver. As the President stretched out his hand, the assassin fired twice, one bullet penetrating the President’s abdomen.”
The poem is attributed to the London-based periodical Truth.
From title page: Collected and Edited by Burton Egbert Stevenson.