The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth: Myth, Memory, And A Mummy (CultureAmerica): The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth

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Assessing the diverse ways in which collective memories and popular histories collide, a compelling study sheds light on the need to mythologize the tragedies of the Civil War, including the popular story that John Wilkes Booth escaped his pursuers, an event that became a government cover-up.