Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1998 - History - 699 pages
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Long celebrated as a symbol of the country's origins, Plymouth Rock no longer receives much national attention. In fact, historians now generally agree that the Pilgrims' storied landing on the Rock never actually took place - the tradition having emerged
  

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Contents

A Boat a Ship Some People
6
The Liberty Boys Hoist One for the Forefathers
23
The Federalists Take Their Stand on the Rock
41
Webster and the Rock
60
Wherein Tears Are Struck from the Rock
86
Circumferential Matters Relating to the Rock
101
The Great TrinitarianUnitarianCongregational Battle over the Ownership of the Pilgrims and Their Rock
114
Concerning Certain Flaws in the Rock
142
Feminizing the Rock
361
Under the RockSomething for Bowdoin
396
Cutting a Colossus from the Rock
422
The Rocks Red Glare
452
Brooklyn NightsSomething by Way of Lighter Fare
486
The Stern and RockBound Lodge
510
Wherein the Rock Gets Reconstructed
534
The Pilgrim Fathers Where Are They?
566

The Rock Rolled Back
169
Tabling the Rock
196
Written on the Rock
226
Setting Free the Rock
250
Rock Ballast for the Ship of State
278
Wherein the Rock Becomes a Rolling Stone
306
Carving a Face on the Rock
330
The Rock Impounded
589
The Statue and the Rock
619
A Forwarding Address
634
BIBLIOGRAPHY
647
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
671
INDEX
675
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About the author (1998)

John Seelye is Graduate Research Professor of American Literature at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is author of a number of books in the field of American studies, including two volumes on the role of rivers in opening and permitting communications between the territories that became the United States.

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