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“’Now He Belong to the Ages’: Memorializing Abraham Lincoln”

Abstract

Reviled by many of his fellow Kentuckians while he was president, Abraham Lincoln became Kentucky’s, and America’s, idol during the 20th century. The Commonwealth is home to a growing list of notable Lincoln memorials. This article examines the history and folklore surrounding a number of these monuments.

Disciplines

Political Science | President/Executive Department | United States History

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Boy Lincoln sculpture