The Lincoln Memorial & American Life

The Lincoln Memorial & American Life

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qBecause the idea of a memorial to Lincoln raised questions of race, the legacy of the Civil War, and lingering sectional animosities, the project sparked political debate between the legislative and executive branches of government and between political parties. Thomas traces the long and controversial path of the project, ranging from the immediate aftermath of the Civil War through the Progressive era, with its mix of novelty, racism, and imperialism.He is not accustomed to go into competitions but his design for the great Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Arts, which, however, was never built, was ... The future architect was raised mainly in southern coastal North Carolina and considered Wilmington his home. ... draftsman, archaeologist, and interior designer.1S He also wanted to position himself to win the Rotch Travelling Scholarship administered byanbsp;...

Title:The Lincoln Memorial & American Life
Author: Christopher A. Thomas
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2002

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