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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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The Global Lincoln

The Global Lincoln

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The Global Lincoln
Author(s):
Richard Carwardine, Jay Sexton
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0001

This chapter examines the global popularity of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth U.S. president. It analyzes the routes that Lincoln's name and reputation traveled and what Lincoln's celebrity can tell us about transnational political, economic, and cultural networks. It highlights the importance of Lincoln's reputation as a self-made man, his humanitarianism, humility, moral code, and religion revealed by the reputation as the emancipator and the lack of sustained and bare-knuckled foreign critiques of Lincoln.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president, self-made man, humanitarianism, humility, moral code, religion, emancipator

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