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“This is Roosevelt’s World”: FDR as a Cultural Icon in American Memory

This dissertation studies the construction of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a cultural icon in American memory, particularly by FDR himself.

Sara Polak
08 December 2015
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It inquires how the Roosevelt icon has developed diachronically and who has exerted agency over it, and it asks how that icon funtions culturally and ideologically in the present. How can one contribute to one's future image as an icon? And how can the remembrance of icons serve the present?

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