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Abraham Lincoln and the forge of national memory

This text draws on a wide array of materials, painting and sculpture, popular magazines and school textbooks, newspapers and oratory to examine the role that Lincoln's memory has played in American life
Print Book, English, 2000
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2000
xiii, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780226741970, 9780226741987, 0226741974, 0226741982
Two faces of collective memory
pt. 1. Nineteenth century : symbolizing nationhood. Death and commemoration
Promoting Lincoln in the late nineteenth century : successes and failures
pt. 2. Twentieth century : symbolizing industrial democracy. Lincoln and the culture of progressivism : democratizing America
Lincoln, a man of the people : dignifying America
pt. 3. Twentieth century : symbolizing unity. Lincoln and the culture of inclusion : integrating America
Lincoln in World War I : strengthening America
Two Lincolns : symbolizing America
The new face of collective memory : refining the discussion