Pocahontas: The Evolution of an American Narrative
Cambridge University Press, 25.11.1994 - 251 Seiten
From the time of its first appearance, the story of Pocahontas has provided the terms of a flexible discourse that has been put to multiple, and at times contradictory, uses. Centering around her legendary rescue of John Smith from the brink of execution and her subsequent marriage to a white Jamestown colonist, the Pocahontas convention became a source of national debate over such broad issues as miscegenation, racial conflict, and colonial expansion. At the same time, Pocahontas became the most frequently and variously portrayed female figure in antebellum literature. Robert S. Tilton draws upon the rich tradition of Pocahontas material to examine why her half-historic, half-legendary narrative so engaged the imaginations of Americans from the earliest days of the colonies through the conclusion of the Civil War. Drawing upon a wide variety of primary materials, Tilton reflects on the ways in which the Pocahontas myth was exploded, exploited, and ultimately made to rationalise dangerous preconceptions about the native American tradition.
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MISCEGENATION AND THE POCAHONTAS NARRATIVE IN COLONIAL AND FEDERALIST AMERICA
THE POCAHONTAS NARRATIVE IN POSTREVOLUTIONARY AMERICA
THE POCAHONTAS NARRATIVE IN THE ERA OF THE ROMANTIC INDIAN
JOHN GADSBY CHAPMANS BAPTISM OF POCAHONTAS
THE FIGURE OF POCAHONTAS IN SECTIONALIST PROPAGANDA
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