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Abraham Lincoln and the forge of national memory

Author: Barry Schwartz
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text draws on a wide array of materials, painting and sculpture, popular magazines and school textbooks, newspapers and oratory to examine the role that Lincoln's memory has played in American life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz
ISBN: 0226741974 9780226741970
OCLC Number: 43312493
Description: xiii, 367 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two faces of collective memory --
Pt. 1. Nineteenth century : symbolizing nationhood. Death and commemoration --
Promoting Lincoln in the late nineteenth century : successes and failures --
Pt. 2. Twentieth century : symbolizing industrial democracy. Lincoln and the culture of progressivism : democratizing America --
Lincoln, a man of the people : dignifying America --
Pt. 3. Twentieth century : symbolizing unity. Lincoln and the culture of inclusion : integrating America --
Lincoln in World War I : strengthening America --
Two Lincolns : symbolizing America --
The new face of collective memory : refining the discussion.
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz.
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From his memorial in Washington and immortalization on Mount Rushmore, one might assume Abraham Lincoln was a national hero rather than a controversial president. Drawing on an array of material,  Read more...

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