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Boone, Black Hawk, and Crockett in 1833 : unsettling the mythic West

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Summary

  • "This work analyzes, compiles, and annotates three remarkable (and remarkably popular) biographical writings published originally in 1833--Biographical Memoir of Daniel Boone, Life of Ma-k-tai-me-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk, and The Life of Col. David Crockett of West Tennessee--in order to show how formative these works were in creating the image of the frontier hero. Lofaro contends that, taken together, these works reinforced ideas about white masculinity, burgeoning capitalism, and American exceptionalism and nationalism in Jacksonian America"--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Stereotype and synthesis as national compromise : the evolution of the early frontier hero -- Timothy Flint's biographical memoir of Daniel Boone -- Life of Mà-ka-tai-me-she-kià-kiàk, or Black Hawk -- The continuation of Black Hawk's life by J.B. Patterson -- The life and adventures of Colonel David Crockett, of west Tennessee -- A selective Crockett chronology, 1833-1836
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