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The pilgrims and Pocahontas : rival myths of American origin

Author: Ann Uhry Abrams
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abrams, Ann Uhry.
Pilgrims and Pocahontas.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999
(OCoLC)605426656
Online version:
Abrams, Ann Uhry.
Pilgrims and Pocahontas.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607193694
Named Person: Pocahontas; Pocahontas; Pocahontas; Pocahontas.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Uhry Abrams
ISBN: 0813334977 9780813334974
OCLC Number: 40783786
Description: xxii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Invented traditions --
Myths and history --
Ancestors and commemoration --
Lady Rebecca or the forest siren? --
The landing of the forefathers --
Vanishing Indians and noble women --
Coompact with destiny --
Saints and sinners --
Prelude to battle --
The pilgrims versus Pocahontas --
The pilgrims triumphant --
The myths triumphant.
Responsibility: Ann Uhry Abrams.

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A fascinating comparative study of two myths that have shaped American culture not only at Thanksgiving and in the recent Disney film, Pocahontas, but also in the division between North and South in  Read more...
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