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Abraham Lincoln in the post-heroic era : history and memory in late twentieth-century America

Author: Barry Schwartz
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout the Great Depression and World War II, Abraham Lincoln was invoked countless times as a reminder of America's strength and wisdom, a commanding ideal against which weary citizens could see their own hardships in perspective." "But as Barry Schwartz reveals in Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era, those years represent the apogee of Lincoln's prestige. The decades following World War II brought radical
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz
ISBN: 9780226741888 0226741885
OCLC Number: 222153058
Description: xvi, 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ascension : Lincoln in the Great Depression --
Apex : Lincoln in the Second World War --
Transition : Cold War, racial conflict, and contested images of Lincoln --
Transfiguration : civil rights movement, vanishing savior of the Union --
Erosion : fading prestige, benign ridicule --
Post-heroic era : acids of equality and the waning of greatness --
Inertia : the enduring Lincoln.
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz.
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Throughout the Great Depression and WWII, Lincoln was invoked as a reminder of America's strength and wisdom. This book reveals that those years represent the apogee of Lincoln's prestige. It  Read more...

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"Anyone - scholar or layman or buff - who wants to understand Lincoln's place in American life is obliged to read Barry Schwartz. He has made himself indispensable." - Andrew Ferguson, author of Land Read more...

 
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