Abraham Lincoln as Authentic Reproduction: A Critique of Postmodernism

  title={Abraham Lincoln as Authentic Reproduction: A Critique of Postmodernism},
  author={E. Bruner},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  • E. Bruner
  • Published 1994
  • History
  • American Anthropologist
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