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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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Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincolns

Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincolns

Lincoln and the American South

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(p.272) 16 Hating and Loving the “Real” Abe Lincolns
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The Global Lincoln
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David W. Blight

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0016

This chapter examines the image and reception of Abraham Lincoln in the American South. It analyzes the concept of a “Southerner” and describes how Southerners have used, appropriated, hated, loved, and remembered Lincoln. It discusses the history of Lincoln-hating and its many forms and the role of Lincoln in black sacred American nationalism. This chapter also highlights Southern African Americans' appropriation of Lincoln to their ends of freedom, safety, and political and civil rights in an increasingly hostile South.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, American South, Southerners, Lincoln-hating, American nationalism, African Americans, freedom, political rights, civil rights

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