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Fictions of U.S. history : a theory and four illustrations, Frances Richardson Keller

Label
Fictions of U.S. history : a theory and four illustrations
Title
Fictions of U.S. history
Title remainder
a theory and four illustrations
Statement of responsibility
Frances Richardson Keller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fictions of U.S. History offers a new definition of the term "fictions." A fiction is not merely the imaginative literature we treasure in works of novelists, dramatists, and poets. It is that. But it is much more. A fiction is a powerful, driving idea that enters the life an individual lives, the course a whole society travels, and the stories historians tell about the long stretches of the human past. In many dimensions, fictions affect every person on planet Earth. We all live lives based on fictions. This book expands that definition; then it presents illustrations that demonstrate how dominant fictions of a given time emerge and are entrenched, and how historical actors have come to accept or reject these fictions given their personal experiences. The first illustration concerns "the grandest fiction," the patriarchal system, its origins, effects, and future. The second addresses the fictions that dominated stories historians told about the Reconstruction after the American Civil War. The third centers upon the emergence and demise of Mormon polygamy as a fiction in the nineteenth century. The fourth and last illustration considers the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, tracing her life and the fictions that empowered her living."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keller, Frances Richardson
Dewey number
973/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E175
LC item number
.K45 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fictions, Theory of
  • Ideology
  • Patriarchy
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fictions of U.S. history : a theory and four illustrations, Frances Richardson Keller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fictions and the missions of history: our fictions, our missions, our selves -- The grandest fiction -- The scramble after the Civil War -- From Mormon polygamy to American monogamy: shifting fictions in the life of a society -- Eleanor Roosevelt: changing fictions in the life of an individual
Control code
47804986
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780253340764
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001004949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fictions of U.S. history : a theory and four illustrations, Frances Richardson Keller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fictions and the missions of history: our fictions, our missions, our selves -- The grandest fiction -- The scramble after the Civil War -- From Mormon polygamy to American monogamy: shifting fictions in the life of a society -- Eleanor Roosevelt: changing fictions in the life of an individual
Control code
47804986
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780253340764
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001004949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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