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Ascension: Lincoln in the Great Depression

Ascension: Lincoln in the Great Depression

Chapter:
(p.20) * 1 * Ascension: Lincoln in the Great Depression
Source:
Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.003.0002

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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