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Pilgrims and Pocahontas - 99 edition

Pilgrims and Pocahontas (ISBN10: 0813334977; ISBN13: 9780813334974)
ISBN13: 978-0813334974
ISBN10: 0813334977

Summary: ''Following the American Revolution, citizens of the United States began to write a history of their new nation starting with the first English settlements, Jamestown and Plymouth. Virginians embellished the saga of Jamestown and Pocahontas, the Indian woman who, by popular accounts, saved the colony. Similarly, New Englanders sanctified the Pilgrims and their mythical first step on Plymouth Rock.'' ''By comparing these two origin myths, investigating them in art, literature, and pop
ular memory, Ann Uhry Abrams uncovers surprising similarities in traditions of remembrance as well as striking differences in the character of the myths and the messages they convey.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Summary: ''Following the American Revolution, citizens of the United States began to write a history of their new nation starting with the first English settlements, Jamestown and Plymouth. Virginians embellished the saga of Jamestown and Pocahontas, the Indian woman who, by popular accounts, saved the colony. Similarly, New Englanders sanctified the Pilgrims and their mythical first step on Plymouth Rock.'' ''By comparing these two origin myths, investigating them in art, literature, and popular memory, Ann Uhry Abrams uncovers surprising similarities in traditions of remembrance as well as striking differences in the character of the myths and the messages they convey.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
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Publisher: Westview Press, Inc.
Year Published: 1999
International: No



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