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Bombers Family Reacts Now as the Jesse James Family Did Then

Watching the uncle of the Boston Marathon bombers defend his family’s honor in the face of the heinous acts of two of his family’s own represents to me a 21st-century recreation of what the Jesse James family was faced with 150 years ago. As my book Jesse James Soul Liberty depicts, such stigma can last ad infinitum beyond a century, no matter how right the outlaw’s whole family may be. As the uncle states, “It’s barbarian.”