February 6, 2009
Lincoln's image and legacy are not just a matter of debate among historians he is arguably, America's most famous icon. In his conversation with Bill Moyers, historian Eric Foner explained the durability of Lincoln in American culture:
The reason we keep finding new things to say about Lincoln is that Lincoln is a mirror for ourselves. People find in Lincoln indications of their own time. The questions we ask about Lincoln change as our times change.... Lincoln is kind of a Rorschach test for every generation to look at and to see new things.
Explore the popular uses of Lincoln's images through the ages and tell use what Lincoln means to you on The Moyers Blog.
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Published February 6, 2009.