20世紀後半のアメリカにおけるリンカーンの記憶:ヒーロー喪失の時代に<br>Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era : History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

個数:

20世紀後半のアメリカにおけるリンカーンの記憶:ヒーロー喪失の時代に
Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era : History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America

  • 在庫がございません。海外の書籍取次会社を通じて出版社等からお取り寄せいたします。
    通常6~9週間ほどで発送の見込みですが、商品によってはさらに時間がかかることもございます。
    重要ご説明事項
    1. 納期遅延や、ご入手不能となる場合がございます。
    2. 複数冊ご注文の場合、分割発送となる場合がございます。
    3. 美品のご指定は承りかねます。
  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 394 p./サイズ 51 halftones
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780226741888
  • DDC分類 B

基本説明

Documents the decline of Lincoln's public standing, asking throughout whether there is any path back from this post-heroic era.

Full Description


By the 1920s, Abraham Lincoln had transcended the lingering controversies of the Civil War to become a secular saint, honored in the North and South alike. Throughout the Great Depression and World War II, Lincoln was invoked as a reminder of America's strength and wisdom, a commanding ideal against which weary citizens could see their own hardships in perspective.But as Barry Schwartz reveals in "Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era", those years represent the apogee of Lincoln's prestige. The decades following World War II brought radical changes to American culture, changes that led to the diminishing of all heroes - Lincoln not least among them. As Schwartz explains, growing sympathy for the plight of racial minorities, disenchantment with the American state, and an intensifying celebration of diversity all contributed to a culture in which neither Lincoln nor any single person could be a heroic symbol for all Americans.Paradoxically, however, the very culture that made Lincoln an object of indifference, questioning, criticism, and even ridicule was a culture of unprecedented beneficence and inclusion, where racial, ethnic, and religious groups treated one another more fairly and justly than ever before. Thus, as the prestige of the Great Emancipator shrank, his legacy of equality continued to flourish.Schwartz documents the decline of Lincoln's public standing, asking throughout whether there is any path back from this post-heroic era. Can a new generation of Americans embrace again their epic past, including great leaders whom they know to be flawed? As the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial approaches, readers will discover here a stirring reminder that Lincoln, as a man, still has much to say to us - about our past, our present, and our possible futures.

Table of Contents

PREFACE                                            ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv
Introduction 1
1 Ascension 20
Lincoln in the Great Depression
2 Apex 59
Lincoln in the Second World War
3 Transition 91
Cold War, Racial Conflict, and Contested
Images of Lincoln
4 Transfiguration 115
Civil Rights Movement, Vanishing Savior of
the Union
5 Erosion 146
Fading Prestige, Benign Ridicule
6 Post-Heroic Era 180
Acids of Equality and the Waning of Greatness
7 Inertia 219
The Enduring Lincoln
Conclusion 254
APPENDICES (A-K) 269
NOTES 305
INDEX 371