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Modern-day parallels to Lincoln assassination in 'The Conspirator'


04.06.11


The new film from Robert Redford, The Conspirator, concerns a shameful episode from 1865 that deserves to be remembered. After the Lincoln assassination, John Wilkes Booth's accused accessories are rounded up. Caught in the dragnet is one female prisoner, the landlady Mrs. Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), a 42-year-old woman whose son had been in cahoots with Booth. Kept dungeoned, the woman

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