The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, like most American assassinations, is surrounded by myth and legend. Unfortunately, there have been so many conspiracy theories created over a hundred-year period that it is now very difficult to separate fact from fiction. It is not always readily apparent why there should exist so many misconceptions concerning Lincoln's death since the events themselves appear to be rather simple.
Myth and the Lincoln Assassination: Did John Wilkes Booth Escape?.
Bridgewater Review, 1(1), 5-7.
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