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Lincoln's Body - A Cultural History

Richard Wightman Fox

A groundbreaking, magisterial study that explains why, like Walt Whitman, we "love the President personally." In a stunning feat of scholarship insight, and engaging prose, Lincoln's Body explores how a president ungainly in body and downright "ugly" of aspect came to mean so much to us. nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their "liberatpr" 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 the gigantic body but also on a nationalist "union," downplaying "emancipation." Among both black and white liberals in the 1960s and 1970 Lincoln was derided or fell out of fashion. Recently, Lincoln has been embodied once again (as idealist and pragmatist) by outstanding historians, by self-identified Lincolnian president Barak Obama, and by actor Daniel Day-Lewis- all keeping Lincoln alive in a body of memory that speaks volumes about our nation.

A groundbreaking, magisterial study that explains why, like Walt Whitman, we "love the President personally." In a stunning feat of scholarship insight, and engaging prose, Lincoln's Body explores how a president ungainly in body and downright "ugly" of aspect came to mean so much to us. nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their "liberatpr" 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 the gigantic body but also on a nationalist "union," downplaying "emancipation." Among both black and white liberals in the 1960s and 1970 Lincoln was derided or fell out of fashion. Recently, Lincoln has been embodied once again (as idealist and pragmatist) by outstanding historians, by self-identified Lincolnian president Barak Obama, and by actor Daniel Day-Lewis- all keeping Lincoln alive in a body of memory that speaks volumes about our nation.
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A groundbreaking, magisterial study that explains why, like Walt Whitman, we "love the President personally." In a stunning feat of scholarship insight, and engaging prose, Lincoln's Body explores how a president ungainly in body and downright "ugly" of aspect came to mean so much to us. nineteenth-century African Americans felt deep affection for their "liberatpr" 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 the gigantic body but also on a nationalist "union," downplaying "emancipation." Among both black and white liberals in the 1960s and 1970 Lincoln was derided or fell out of fashion. Recently, Lincoln has been embodied once again (as idealist and pragmatist) by outstanding historians, by self-identified Lincolnian president Barak Obama, and by actor Daniel Day-Lewis- all keeping Lincoln alive in a body of memory that speaks volumes about our nation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pete Larkin

Length:

12h 42m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

14:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

47:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

51:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

43:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

55:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:40