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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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Kentucky’s “Cottage-Bred Man”

Kentucky’s “Cottage-Bred Man”

Abraham Lincoln and Wales

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(p.139) 8 Kentucky’s “Cottage-Bred Man”
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The Global Lincoln
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Kenneth O. Morgan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0008

This chapter examines the image and perception of Abraham Lincoln in Wales. It explains that Wales celebrated the anniversary of Lincoln in 2009 and that Lincoln was considered the embodiment of their libertarian and other values such as social mobility and the free ethic of the democratic-republican ideal. It also suggests that the Emancipation Proclamation assured Lincoln's status in Wales and mentions that most of the Welsh-language newspapers formed at this time gave him full and favorable coverage.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, Wales, social mobility, democratic-republican ideal, libertarian values, Emancipation Proclamation

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