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The Resource Lincoln's body : a cultural history, Richard Wightman Fox

Lincoln's body : a cultural history, Richard Wightman Fox

Label
Lincoln's body : a cultural history
Title
Lincoln's body
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wightman Fox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores how a president ungainly in body and downright "ugly" of aspect came to mean so much to us. The very roughness of Lincoln's appearance made him seem all the more common, one of us. as did his sense of humor about his own awkward physical nature. Nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their "liberator" as a "homely" man who did not hold himself apart. During Reconstruction, Southerners felt a nostalgia for the humility of Lincoln, whom they envisioned as a "conciliator." Later, teachers glorified Lincoln as a symbol of nationhood that would appeal to poor immigrants. Monument makers focused not only on the mans gigantic body but also on his nationalist efforts to save the Union, downplaying his emancipation of the slaves. Among both black and white liberals in the 1960s and 1970s, Lincoln was derided or fell out of fashion. More recently, Lincoln has once again been embodied (as both idealist and pragmatist, unafraid of conflict and transcending it) by outstanding historians, by self-identified Lincolnian president Barack Obama, and by actor Daniel Day-Lewisall keeping Lincoln alive in a body of memory that speaks volumes about our nation
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, Richard Wightman
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Political culture
Label
Lincoln's body : a cultural history, Richard Wightman Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The public body (1840-1865). Lincoln's body politic ; Last words, last breath ; The martyr and his relics ; African Americans and their emancipator ; Rolling funeral, living corpse -- The enshrined body (1865-1909). The first Lincoln memorials ; Monuments for the ages ; Black emancipation, White reunion ; Celebrating the Centenary of 1909 -- The national body (1909-2015). Solidifying the Lincoln cult : two memorials ; The hero on screen, from Griffith to Gage ; In whose symbolic shadow we stand ; Reviving the emancipator ; Lincoln sightings at the bicentenary : Obama, Disney, Spielberg
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9780393065305
Lccn
2014036402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • sky264864155
  • (OCoLC)891324449
  • 886641
Label
Lincoln's body : a cultural history, Richard Wightman Fox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The public body (1840-1865). Lincoln's body politic ; Last words, last breath ; The martyr and his relics ; African Americans and their emancipator ; Rolling funeral, living corpse -- The enshrined body (1865-1909). The first Lincoln memorials ; Monuments for the ages ; Black emancipation, White reunion ; Celebrating the Centenary of 1909 -- The national body (1909-2015). Solidifying the Lincoln cult : two memorials ; The hero on screen, from Griffith to Gage ; In whose symbolic shadow we stand ; Reviving the emancipator ; Lincoln sightings at the bicentenary : Obama, Disney, Spielberg
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 416 pages
Isbn
9780393065305
Lccn
2014036402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • sky264864155
  • (OCoLC)891324449
  • 886641

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