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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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Transition: Cold War, Racial Conflict, and Contested Images of Lincoln

Transition: Cold War, Racial Conflict, and Contested Images of Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.003.0004

This chapter discusses the image of Abraham Lincoln during the Cold War. The postwar Rights and Justice Generation treated its national traditions and heroes respectfully and Lincoln was still the man he had always been but with less fervor than before. The people of this generation started to question whether Lincoln was as determined to free the slaves as he was to restore national unity, and how these issues bear on the problems of racial integration and civil rights.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, Cold War, slaves, national unity, racial integration, civil rights

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