In the American Mind Abraham Lincoln is not one but many men. He is the Great Emancipator, the First American, the Savior of the Union, and much more. Beginning before his death and continuing to the present day, a mythic understanding of Lincoln has been built, so that today his name calls forth more than just an image of the man. It evokes the many faces of an American icon.


Site established 1996 - Michael Owens
Revised and expanded 1997 - Maureen Riedy