Abraham Lincoln as Authentic Reproduction: A Critique of Postmodernism

@article{Bruner1994AbrahamLA,
  title={Abraham Lincoln as Authentic Reproduction: A Critique of Postmodernism},
  author={Edward M. Bruner},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  year={1994},
  volume={96},
  pages={397-415}
}
  • E. Bruner
  • Published 1 June 1994
  • History
  • American Anthropologist
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