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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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Apex: Lincoln in The Second World War

Apex: Lincoln in The Second World War

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

This chapter, which discusses the decline in the prestige of Abraham Lincoln after World War II and the Korean War in the 1950s, explains that this period was marked by the expanding role of science and technology, increased wealth, an enlarged role of the mass media, meritocracy, and a widening role of women in the labor force. All these developments were made possible by the erosion of traditional authority structures exemplified by Lincoln.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, prestige, World War II, Korean War, traditional authority structures, science and technology, mass media, meritocracy, women, increased wealth

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