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From Memory to History

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter opens with Robert Lincoln and his dissatisfaction with the biographies published regarding his father. Thus, he decided to spearhead his own research so as to portray a more accurate ... More


Lyrical Leftists, Juvenile Publishing, and the Politics of Progressive Education

Julia L. Mickenberg

in Learning from the Left: Children's Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152807
eISBN:
9780199788903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152807.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the parallel development of three phenomena in the early 20th century, which separately and in combination helped create a basis for leftist influence in the children's literature ... More


Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides a history of Lincoln's place in the American imagination from the hour of his death to the present. In tracing the changing image of Lincoln through time, the book offers insight ... More


A Passionate Addiction to Lincoln

Nina Silber

in This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646541
eISBN:
9781469646565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646541.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

No historical figure became as prominent in 1930s America as Abraham Lincoln. Once seen mainly as a figure of moderation and reconciliation, Lincoln became a more powerful figure associated with ... More


Honest Abe: Sandburg’s Lincoln (1974–1976)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Sandburg’s Lincoln (1974–1976), a TV miniseries that presents Lincoln as the always-ethical Honest Abe. The miniseries was broadcast in the years leading up to nation’s ... More


The Left Needs Rhythm: Popular Front Poetry, Antifascism, and the Counterarchives of Modernism

Sarah Ehlers

in Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the role of the archive in left literary studies through a recovery of Jewish-American communist poet Martha Millet. Specifically, it uses Millet’s work to trace a history and ... More


The Art of Fusion

Haj Ross

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0029
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter explores how a poet can, in the mind of the reader, fuse two things that would normally appear to be distinct, and, more precisely, discusses how the paradoxical perception of seeing two ... More


Gutter and Skyline: The New Verse and the Metropolitan Cityscape

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the little magazines' shift to a poetry of modern life between 1910 and 1925 by discarding long-standing generic strictures of style and subject matter in favor of themes ... More


On the Trail of Folk Songs

Ronald D. Cohen

in Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the 1920s, folk music, from a variety of sources, had numerous outlets in the United States, including books and articles by folk music collectors, commercial phonograph records and field ... More


At the Crossroads: The Intersection of Poetry and the Blues

Keith Flynn

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

America’s poets and musicians have fostered a symbiotic relationship, especially in the last five decades. Some of the poets who have been influenced by the blues they have heard range from Amiri ... More


Against the Tide

Robert Dallek

in Democrat and Diplomat: The Life of William E. Dodd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199946938
eISBN:
9780190254599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199946938.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on William Dodd's personal and professional life during the 1920s compared to his work in the field of politics. It cites the pleasures of a happy home as well as Dodd's ... More


Footprints of the Twentieth Century: American Skyscrapers, Modern Poems

John Timberman Newcomb

in How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how modern American poetry dealt with skyscrapers as a theme during the 1910s. The most potent icons of modernity in the early twentieth-century city were great buildings, ... More


Resist or Reinvent

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Annette Dennison Was asleep when a girlfriend called her with the news. It was mid-morning on October 11, 2002, her thirty-fifth birthday. Annette, a self-proclaimed “night owl,” had worked the ... More


Shon May and Shon Max

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter tells the story of Max Henríquez and his wife May Henríquez-Álvarez Correa, patrons of the arts, especially music of Curacao. It discusses their dealings with Amsterdam art museums and ... More


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