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From Memory to History

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/9780195096453.003.0006
From Memory to History

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This chapter opens with Robert Lincoln and his dissatisfaction with the biographies published regarding his father. Thus, he decided to spearhead his own research so as to portray a more accurate biography. This was later called the Lincoln Enterprise. The artists worthy of note during that time were William E. Barton, Carl Sandburg and Albert J. Beveridge. The author also discusses Edgar Lee Masters' biography entitled Lincoln the Man. The author also touches on the subject of Lincoln's minor affair with Ann Rutledge in his early life and its effect on him after Ann's death. This chapter also discusses Abraham Lincoln from the perspective of historians during that time.

Keywords: Robert Lincoln; biographies; Lincoln Enterprise; Barton; Carl Sandburg; Beveridge; Edgar Lee Masters; Ann Rutledge; historians

Chapter.  22548 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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