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To the Afterwar Generation

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print July 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096453
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853939 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0004
To the Afterwar Generation

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The chapter describes the events after the civil war and how the memory of Lincoln strengthened in the minds of the American nation. He became an object of study for his political thought and practice. This chapter discusses Ida M. Tarbell and her work called the Lincoln Series. She published “Lincoln's Lost Speech” which turned out to be a forgery. This chapter also describes Lincoln's twofold political legacy. The author also touches on “Lincoln's Prophecy” which also turned out to be a fake. The author also discusses Lincoln in relation to Progressivism, and the view of Lincoln in the eyes of the Negroes. This chapter also describes the commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth.

Keywords: civil war; Lincoln; American nation; Tarbell; Lincoln Series; Lost Speech; Progressivism; Negroes

Chapter.  21265 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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