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Lincoln in American memory

Author: Merrill D Peterson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In tracing the changing image of Abraham Lincoln over the decades, this wide-ranging study offers insight into the evolution and struggles of American politics and society.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peterson, Merrill D.
Lincoln in American memory.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 93016750
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Merrill D Peterson
ISBN: 9780195096453 0195096452 1280451181 9781280451188 1423740645 9781423740643 9780199853939 0199853932 9786610451180 6610451184 0198023049 9780198023043 1602560390 9781602560390 0199880026 9780199880027
OCLC Number: 84145872
Language Note: English.
Notes: Ill. on lining papers.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 482 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Apotheosis --
2. Shapings in the Postwar Years. Lincoln, Reconstruction, and the South. Book, Portraits, and Monuments. The Early Biographers: Herndon and Others --
3. Filling Up the Image. The Flood of Reminiscence. Aspects of Character. First Culmination: Nicolay and Hay and Others --
4. To the Afterwar Generation. Lincolniana: The Collectors and Ida Tarbell. The Political Lincoln. The Negroes' Lincoln. The Centennial --
5. Themes and Variations. The International Lincoln. Temple and Icon. Religion. Ancestry. Controversies Old and New --
6. From Memory to History. Organizing the Lincoln Enterprise. Second Culmination: Sandburg, Beveridge, and Others. The Minor Affair. The Historians' Lincoln --
7. Zenith. "What Would Lincoln Do?" Historians' Encounters. Civil Rights and Civil Religion. Lincoln at 150 --
8. Lincoln Everlasting.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Merrill D. Peterson.
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Merrill Peterson provides a fascinating history of Lincoln's place in American thought and imagination from the hour of his death to present. In tracing the changing image of Lincoln through time,  Read more...


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'Merrill Peterson gives a splendid account of how Lincoln has been used and abused during the past 129 years ... Mr Peterson does a remarkable job of covering the most important developments, and he Read more...

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