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The Global Lincoln$
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Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195379112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.001.0001

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National Unity and Liberty

National Unity and Liberty

Lincoln’s Image and Reception in Germany, 1871–1989

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The Global Lincoln

Jörg Nagler

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the image and reception of Abraham Lincoln in Germany during the period from 1871 to 1989. It analyzes German artists, politicians, intellectuals and labor leaders' perception of Lincoln and the way they referred to Lincoln. It highlights the dominance of the image of Lincoln as the defender of workingmen's rights, the emancipator, the egalitarian self-made man from humble origins and the democrat who used the power of a democratic state.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, Germany, workingmen's rights, emancipator, egalitarian, self-made man, democratic state

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