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Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments

James A. Percoco


Across the country, in the middle of busy city squares and hidden on quiet streets, there are nearly 200 statues erected in memory of Abraham Lincoln. No other American has ever been so widely commemorated. A few years ago, anticipating the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth in 2009, the author, a history teacher with a passion for both Lincoln and public sculpture, set off to see what he might learn about some of these monuments—what they meant when they were unveiled, and what they mean to us today. The result is this book, a chronicle of four sum ... More

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, monuments, Washington, Thomas Ball, Capitol, Frederick Douglass, Chicago, Fort Wayne, Cincinnati, Newark

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823228959
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823228959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Percoco, author
West Springfield High School