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Introduction

in Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226741888
eISBN:
9780226741901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226741901.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the changes in Abraham Lincoln's prestige and reputation from the 1930s to the present. The book asks key questions about Lincoln's ... More


Visions of National Destiny

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.6
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that throughout the nineteenth century, the country's cultural, political, and religious leaders spewed forth an excessive amount of bombast and hyperbole about national greatness ... More


The Jewish Body Degenerate?

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses an internal assessment by a handful of Central European Jewish doctors during the eighteenth century about the pathological condition of Jews, which developed into a widespread ... More


Militarization without End?

Joy Rohde

in Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue argues that militarization seems to offer many Americans a sense of security. The national security state's patronage has proven so beneficial, and the intellectual and technological ... More


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