The national joker : Abraham Lincoln and the politics of satire

Thompson, Todd Nathan, author

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  • Creator Todd Nathan Thompson
  • Format Books
  • Publication Carbondale, [Illinois] : Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (145 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9780809334230, 0809334232
  • OCLC ocn950613779


  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Introduction: Abraham Lincoln and the American satiric tradition -- "This reminds me of a little joke": from humor to satire -- "Little big man": modesty and attack in Lincoln's writings and speeches -- The rail-splitter president -- "Abraham Africanus the first": the limits of preemptive self-satire -- "A Hoosier Michael Angelo": the politics of Lincoln's physical appearance in popular media
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