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

Crown of Thorns

Political Martyrdom in America from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Paperback Published: 1st June 1992
ISBN: 9780814757765
Number Of Pages: 256

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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"

"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

ISBN: 9780814757765
ISBN-10: 0814757766
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 1992
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 14.99  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.35