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Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

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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 ...

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Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America
2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226741888

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