This story is really interesting. I have learned about the concept of historical memory in the lad few years since joining the blogosphere, but seeing English views on an American President was new, and quite fascinating, for me. It describes the "cult" of Abraham Lincoln in England, and how some people, in politics and popular culture, tried to use his family history and beliefs as well as English political tradition to portray him as a product of Englandand to create a common bond between the two nations in the first half of the twentieth century., especially during the war years.
It is definitely worth a read.
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