Davy Crockett

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University of Nebraska Press, 1934 - Biography & Autobiography - 276 pages
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Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman’s transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.

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Constance Rourke (1885–1941) was an American cultural historian and is also known for her classic American Humor. Michael A. Lofaro is a professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Tennessee. His numerous works include an edition of Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786–1986.

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