<i>Apex</i>: Lincoln in The Second World War

in Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780226741888
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226741901 | DOI:
Apex: Lincoln in The Second World War

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This chapter, which discusses the decline in the prestige of Abraham Lincoln after World War II and the Korean War in the 1950s, explains that this period was marked by the expanding role of science and technology, increased wealth, an enlarged role of the mass media, meritocracy, and a widening role of women in the labor force. All these developments were made possible by the erosion of traditional authority structures exemplified by Lincoln.

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; prestige; World War II; Korean War; traditional authority structures; science and technology; mass media; meritocracy; women; increased wealth

Chapter.  10051 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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