Richard Hofstadter's Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth


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Richard Hofstadter's 'Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth' is an essay included in what book?

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1. Richard Hofstadter's Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth' argues against what view of history?

2. In 'Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth', Richard Hofstadter says Lincoln was 'thoroughly and completely the _____ by preference and by training'.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you can test your knowledge or revisit key ideas of Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth. This resource will help you check your understanding of what you've read about Lincoln's shaping of his public image and understand how it influenced other writings about Lincoln.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are focused on testing and reviewing your knowledge of:

  • Where you can find Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth essay
  • The theory that this essay wanted to contradict
  • Lincoln as a politician according to Hofstadter
  • Other works that Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth influenced

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - see if you were able to retain the key points that Hofstadter makes with this essay about Lincoln
  • Information recall - check your understanding to see if you can recall what theory Hofstadter was portraying as false
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of the theme of this essay to see how it relates to other works published after this essay

Additional Learning

If you find you need a deeper summary and review of this essay, see the provided lesson, Richard Hofstadter's Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth. This lesson offers greater detail on:

  • The traditional stories about Abraham Lincoln
  • Humble roots vs. political training
  • The traditional theory of US political beginnings
  • Hofstadter's main points in contradicting this theory with examples from Lincoln's own life
  • The myth around Lincoln and abolition