Lincoln-lore: Lincoln in the Popular Mind
Ray Broadus Browne
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1996 - 344 Seiten
The people's lore about Lincoln has through the years continued to grow and to assume ever greater importance both for what it tells about the man and the age in which he lived and for its amusement value. Even in our strident age, low-keyed humor, even the shrill attack, continues to entertain and inform. The collection represented in this book is among the best and because of some entirely new material it increases the range of our appreciation. This second edition contains far more popular songs about Lincoln and his age. They are songs of Unionists, Copperheads and, of course, Secessionists. Most of these have not been collected and presented in one volume before. Also reprinted generally for the first time since the War years are the amusing and interesting cartoons originally published in Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Magazine, which as clearly as any other single medium symbolize the pulse of a nation's feelings for its president. In many ways the most revealing pages from Leslie's are those in which Lincoln's assassination is announced alongside cures for pimples, other quack medicines and the other machinery of life.
Introduction to the Second Edition
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Abe Lincoln Abraham Lincoln army asked Black Hawk War boys Bram brave Brigadiers brave Old Abe Brigadiers Bully CALIFORNIA/RIVERSIDE The University called cents Chase Cheeze Cheezey Chorus Civil Confederate Copperhead cried Devil DHIVERSITY Dixie Dixie's land doo-dah Douglas exclaimed Father Abraham fight Frank Leslie's Illustrated greenbacks gwine hand heard horse Hurrah for old Illinois Jeff Davis Kentucky lawyer Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper Lincoln's Anecdotes Lincolniana Linkum look Maryland Massa McClellan negro never nigger Old Abe's Jokes Patriarch President Lincoln Presidential rebel replied Root Hog Secretary sent Seward sing slavery slaves soldier song Songster South Southern speech Springfield Stentor story Tell Abe Lincoln thee There's thing thou thought told took Uncle Abe Uncle Abe's Union UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/RIVERSIDE unto Washington White House Wit and Humor words Yankee Doodle Yankee Doodle dandy