Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

by

James L. Swanson

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Mementos

Mementos of the dead were an important part of nineteenth century grieving culture. Throughout Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, the living gather mementos of those who have died to remember them by. The constant presence of…

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Money

The tension between what people were willing to do for principles and what they would do for money is ever present in Chasing Lincoln’s Killer. John Wilkes Booth and other Southern men believed that…

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