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    • Lincoln's Body

    • A Cultural History
    • By: Richard Wightman Fox
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their "liberator" as a "homely" man who did not hold himself apart; Southerners felt a nostalgia for Abraham Lincoln as a humble "conciliator". Later, educators glorified Lincoln as a symbol of nationhood to help assimilate poor immigrants. Monument makers focused not only on a gigantic body but also on a nationalist "union", downplaying "emancipation". Among both black and white liberals in the 1960s and 1970s, Lincoln was derided or fell out of fashion.

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