How does history create a Presidential image? We try to answer this with a look at how Lincoln became an image. Not only were historians involved but the family, a sculptor, some oddballs and some really good Lincoln friends.
In the course of answering, we take a look at Lincoln today and how he influences discussions of history. Is there too much Lincoln talk? What other aspects of the Civil War should we also look at.
Shouldn’t there be an Oliver Morton movie?
Based on a 2012 episode.
- Lincoln’s Discredited and Later Rediscovered Biographer
- Galusha Grow and Unknown Figures from Civil War Politics
- Who Lost Virginia?
- The State Capital Name a State Didn’t Want
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