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

Auteur : Barry Schwartz
Éditeur : Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
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By the 1920s, Abraham Lincoln had transcended the lingering controversies of the Civil War to become a secular saint, honored in North and South alike for his steadfast leadership in crisis. Throughout the Great Depression and World War II, 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.  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Electronic books
Biography
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Schwartz, Barry, 1938-
Abraham Lincoln in the post-heroic era.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2008
(DLC) 2008026876
(OCoLC)222153058
Personne nommée : Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Ressource Internet, Fichier informatique
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Barry Schwartz
ISBN : 9780226741901 0226741907
Numéro OCLC : 309103065
Description : 1 online resource (xvi, 394 p.) : ill.
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Barry Schwartz.

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By the 1920s, Abraham Lincoln had transcended the lingering controversies of the Civil War to become a secular saint, honored in North and South alike for his steadfast leadership in crisis. Throughout the Great Depression and World War II, 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 c.

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