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The Resource Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860, by Richard Slotkin

Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860, by Richard Slotkin

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Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860
Title
Regeneration through violence
Title remainder
the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Slotkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Regeneration through Violence, the first of his trilogy on the mythology of the American West, Richard Slotkin shows how the attitudes and traditions that shape American culture evolved from the social and psychological anxieties of European settlers struggling in a strange new world to claim the land and displace the Native Americans. Using the popular literature of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries - including captivity narratives, the Daniel Boone tales, and the writings of Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Melville - Slotkin traces the full development of this myth."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slotkin, Richard
Dewey number
810.9/358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS169.F7
LC item number
S57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Regeneration in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Myth in literature
Label
Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860, by Richard Slotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [593]-622) 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
1. Myth and literature in a new world -- 2. Cannibals and Christians : European vs. American Indian culture -- 3. A home in the heart of darkness : the origins of the Indian war narratives (1625-1682) -- 4. Israel in Babylon : the archetype of the captivity narratives (1682-1700) -- 5. A palisade of language : captivity mythology and the social crisis (1688-1693) -- 6. The hunting of the beast : initiation or exorcism? (1675-1725) -- 7. The search for a hero and the problem of the "natural man" (1700-1765) -- 8. A gallery of types : the evolution of literary genres and the image of the American (1755-1785) -- 9. Narrative into myth : the emergence of a hero (1784) -- 10. Evolution of the national hero : farmer to hunter to Indian (1784-1855) -- 11. Society and solitude : the frontier myth in romantic literature (1795-1825) -- 12. The fragmented image : the Boone myth and sectional cultures (1820-1850) -- 13. Man without a cross : the Leatherstocking myth (1823-1841) -- 14. A pyramid of skulls
Control code
42667875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 670 pages
Isbn
9780806132297
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Regeneration through violence : the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860, by Richard Slotkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [593]-622) 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
1. Myth and literature in a new world -- 2. Cannibals and Christians : European vs. American Indian culture -- 3. A home in the heart of darkness : the origins of the Indian war narratives (1625-1682) -- 4. Israel in Babylon : the archetype of the captivity narratives (1682-1700) -- 5. A palisade of language : captivity mythology and the social crisis (1688-1693) -- 6. The hunting of the beast : initiation or exorcism? (1675-1725) -- 7. The search for a hero and the problem of the "natural man" (1700-1765) -- 8. A gallery of types : the evolution of literary genres and the image of the American (1755-1785) -- 9. Narrative into myth : the emergence of a hero (1784) -- 10. Evolution of the national hero : farmer to hunter to Indian (1784-1855) -- 11. Society and solitude : the frontier myth in romantic literature (1795-1825) -- 12. The fragmented image : the Boone myth and sectional cultures (1820-1850) -- 13. Man without a cross : the Leatherstocking myth (1823-1841) -- 14. A pyramid of skulls
Control code
42667875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 670 pages
Isbn
9780806132297
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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