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The Global Lincoln
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The Global Lincoln

Richard Carwardine and Jay Sexton

Abstract

More than any other American historical figure, Abraham Lincoln towers over the global landscape, a leader who spoke—and continues to speak—to people around the world. This book tells the unknown and remarkable story of this great president's worldwide legacy. The volume explores the image and influence of Lincoln in places ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Argentina to the American South. The chapters show that the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity lies in his status as the archetypal self-made man, his record of successful leadership in wartime, his role as the “G ... More

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, legacy, celebrity, self-made, leadership, wartime, Great Emancipator, popular government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195379112
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Carwardine, editor
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, President, GB

Jay Sexton, editor
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, University Lecturer, GB