- Title Pages
- * 1 * <i>Ascension</i>: Lincoln in the Great Depression
- * 2 * <i>Apex</i>: Lincoln in The Second World War
- * 3 * <i>Transition</i>: Cold War, Racial Conflict, and Contested Images of Lincoln
- * 4 * <i>Transfiguration</i>: Civil Rights Movement, Vanishing Savior of the Union
- * 5 * <i>Erosion</i>: Fading Prestige, Benign Ridicule
- * 6 * <i>Post-Heroic Era</i>: Acids of Equality and the Waning of Greatness
- * 7 * <i>Inertia</i>: The Enduring Lincoln
- Appendix A The Populist Strain in Depression-Era Lincoln Representation
- Appendix B Percentage of Respondents Designating Abraham Lincoln as One of the Two or Tree Greatest Men Who Ever Lived in this Country, 1945*
- Appendix C Survey Information
- Appendix D Codes for 1945 Gallup Poll (Roman Font) and 2001 NES (Italic Font)
- Appendix E Reasons for Designating Abraham Lincoln Greater than George Washington: National Employee Survey 2001: Any Mention
- Appendix F Histojy Textbook List
- Appendix G
- Appendix H Percentage of Respondents Designating Abraham Lincoln as One of America's Three Greatest Presidents, by Race*
- Appendix I Percentage of Respondents Designating Abraham Lincoln as One of America's Three Greatest Presidents, by Region
- Appendix J Percentage of Respondents Designating Lincoln as One of America's Three Greatest Presidents by Party Identification and Ideology, 1991
- Appendix K Diversity and the Ideal of Citizenship
- (p.1) Introduction
- Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era
- University of Chicago Press
This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the changes in Abraham Lincoln's prestige and reputation from the 1930s to the present. The book asks key questions about Lincoln's changing image and suggests that the fading hero is symptomatic of fading confidence in national greatness. It also explains that the changes in Lincoln's image consist not in the accumulation of new facts but rather in the perspective from which the nation's great men are contemplated.
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