Summers with Lincoln

James Percoco talked about his book Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments, published by Fordham University Press. In… read more

James Percoco talked about his book Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments, published by Fordham University Press. In his book he surveyed 200 memorials erected in memory of President Abraham Lincoln, examining what the monuments meant when they were unveiled, what they mean to the nation today, and what they mean to him. Topics included assumptions about Abraham Lincoln, civic commemoration, American civil religion, collective memory, and mythology. During his presentation Mr. Percoco showed extensive slides of statues and talked about what he termed the seven greatest statues. He talked about field trips with his students to see the statues. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • James A. Percoco Member Lincoln (Abraham) Bicentennial Commission->Advisory Committee
  • Lee Ann Potter Director National Archives and Records Administration->Education and Volunteer Programs

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Summers with Lincoln

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Program ID:
204737-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 04, 2009 | 9:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2009 | 8:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 04, 2009 | 9:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 05, 2009 | 12:27am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 10, 2009 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2009 | 8:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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