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Lincoln, Inc. : selling the sixteenth president in contemporary America

Author: Jackie Hogan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lincoln, Inc. is an engaging examination of the uses and abuses of the sixteenth president's image in America today. Whether in political campaigns, blockbuster films, school pageants, or soft drink advertisements, the use of the Lincoln image reveals who we think we are as a nation, and who we wish we could be.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Hogan
ISBN: 9781442209541 1442209542 9781442209565 1442209569
OCLC Number: 719429687
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012.
Description: ix, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lincoln, Inc. : selling the sixteenth president --
Mr. Lincoln's coattails : marketing, memorabilia, and presidential tourism --
Packaging the president : Lincoln biographies --
Telling fictions : Lincoln in literature, television, and film --
What would Lincoln do? : the sixteenth president in twenty-first century politics --
"A" is for Abe : teaching Lincoln --
Lincoln under glass : the great emancipator in American museums --
Selling Lincoln : who do we think we are?.
Responsibility: Jackie Hogan.

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More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other president. Hogan (sociology, Bradley Univ.) adds an indispensable addition to this vast realm. The author sampled biographies, Read more...

 
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