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Crown of Thorns: Political Martyrdom in America from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Juni 1992

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Drawing upon eulogies and obituaries, sermons and biographies, poems and public memorials, this book examines political martyrdom in the United States.

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"A provocative treatment of political martyrdom in the United States ... a well-crafted, thought-provoking book." --The Lincoln Herald "In the U.S., dead politicians and controversial reformers have frequently been called martyrs to a cause. But achieving martyrdom is more elusive than simply being jailed, murdered, or rejected in fighting for what one believes. This is the thrust of Naveh's argument, which traces the martyr motif in American political culture since the 1830s." --Choice "Drawing upon eulogies and obituaries, sermons and biographies, poems and public memorials, Crown of Thorns is most valuable in providing a taxonomy that helps suggest why some public figures sink into oblivion while a very few others belong to the ages." --The Journal of American History "Naveh makes admirable use of a wide range of primary sources, particularly those drawn from popular rather than elite culture ... well written ... Crown of Thorns should be of some interest to all who are interested in the dynamics of cultural inertia and social change in the United States." --History
EAN: 9780814757765
ISBN: 0814757766
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1992
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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