Abraham Lincoln and the American Romantic Writers: Embodiment and Perpetuation of an Ideal

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The American Romantic writers laid a broad foundation for the historic and heroic Abraham Lincoln who has evolved as our national myth. The writers were attracted to Lincoln by his eloquent expression of the body of ideals and beliefs they shared with him, especially the ideal of individual liberty and the belief that achievement of the ideal would bring about an amelioration of the human condition. The time, place and conditions in which they lived enhanced the attraction, and Lincoln's able leadership during the Civil War strengthened their estimation of him. His martyrdom was the catalyst which enabled the Romantic ... continued below

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Hicks, Mary G. (Mary Geraldine) December 1992.

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The American Romantic writers laid a broad foundation for the historic and heroic Abraham Lincoln who has evolved as our national myth. The writers were attracted to Lincoln by his eloquent expression of the body of ideals and beliefs they shared with him, especially the ideal of individual liberty and the belief that achievement of the ideal would bring about an amelioration of the human condition. The time, place and conditions in which they lived enhanced the attraction, and Lincoln's able leadership during the Civil War strengthened their estimation of him. His martyrdom was the catalyst which enabled the Romantic writers to lay the foundation of the Lincoln myth which has made his name synonymous with individual freedom everywhere even today.

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  • December 1992

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  • 1800 - 1899

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Hicks, Mary G. (Mary Geraldine). Abraham Lincoln and the American Romantic Writers: Embodiment and Perpetuation of an Ideal, thesis, December 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500550/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .