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Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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Today we have a graphic novel presentation of the assassination of President Lincoln on this 150th anniversary of his death. See it here. It shows Lincoln's assassination and the years of racial violence and guerrilla warfare in the South that followed formal surrender in April 1865.

I thing I find very striking about these anniversaries is that it brings home palpable how rapidly Lincoln's assassination came after the nominal end of the war. We remembered the anniversary of Appomattox last week and now we're on to this. It came that quickly. Take a look.

Here's a fascinating little bit of information I've always marveled at. It probably only has any resonance if you're a history person. But here goes. Back when I was a little kid one of my best friends subscribed to the catalog of a dealer in historical documents. Even at our young age, I was surprised at how relatively cheap it was to buy say a Civil War era newspaper. Just a few dollars. Well within the means of even a kid. And by "few dollars" I don't mean a rich person's euphemism but maybe $5 or $10.

For, literally, a piece of history.

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