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Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic EraHistory and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America$
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Barry Schwartz

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226741888

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.001.0001

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Ascension: Lincoln in the Great Depression

Ascension: Lincoln in the Great Depression

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Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the image of Abraham Lincoln during the Great Depression in the United States in the 1930s. Heroes of the past played a role in the everyday life of people during this period and Lincoln stood prominently. His reputation as Man of the People resonated with the Depression Generation's economic worries and his emancipation of the slaves symbolized victory over foreign totalitarianism as often as racial integration at home.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, Great Depression, United States, Man of People, economies worries, emancipation, totalitarianism, racial integration

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