Regeneration Through Violence The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600-1860

ISBN-10: 0806132299

ISBN-13: 9780806132297

Edition: 2000

Authors: Richard Slotkin

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 4/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 680
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Ezra Jack Keats was born Jacob Ezra Katz in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1916. He was a mural painter for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for three years before taking a job as a comic book illustrator. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Corp and was a camouflage pattern designer. After the war, he changed his name to make his Jewish heritage less noticeable. He wrote and/or illustrated more than 85 children's books. The first book he illustrated was Jubilant for Sure by Elizabeth Hubbard Lansing, which was published in 1954. The first book he wrote was My Dog is Lost, which was published in 1960. His other works include Pet Show and The Snowy Day, which won a Caldecott Medal in 1963. He was also awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children's literature in 1980. He died of a heart attack on May 6, 1983.Richar Slotkin is the Olin Professor of American Studies at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Gunfighter Nation and Regeneration Through Violence, both National Book Award Finalists, and The Crater.

Myth and Literature in a New Worldp. 3
Cannibals and Christians: European vs. American Indian Culturep. 25
A Home in the Heart of Darkness: The Origin of the Indian War Narratives (1625-1682)p. 57
Israel in Babylon: The Archetype of the Captivity Narratives (1682-1700)p. 94
A Palisade of Language: Captivity Mythology and the Social Crisis (1688-1693)p. 116
The Hunting of the Beast: Initiation or Exorcism? (1675-1725)p. 146
The Search for a Hero and the Problem of the "Natural Man" (1700-1765)p. 180
A Gallery of Types: The Evolution of Literary Genres and the Image of the American (1755-1785)p. 223
Narrative into Myth: The Emergence of a Hero (1784)p. 268
Evolution of the National Hero: Farmer to Hunter to Indian (1784-1855)p. 313
Society and Solitude: The Frontier Myth in Romantic Literature (1795-1825)p. 369
The Fragmented Image: The Boone Myth and Sectional Cultures (1820-1850)p. 394
Man Without a Cross: The Leatherstocking Myth (1823-1841)p. 466
A Pyramid of Skullsp. 517
Notesp. 569
Selected Bibliographyp. 593
Index
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