Redefining American Identity: From Cabeza de Vaca to Barack Obama

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Palgrave Macmillan US, Mar 24, 2011 - History - 187 pages
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Using five personal narratives and in contrast to both the traditional and multicultural narratives, this book suggest cross-cultural transformation has been at the core of America since the first moments of contact.

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Ben Railton is Assistant Professor of English and the inaugural Coordinator of American Studies at Fitchburg State University. He is the author of Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nation: American Literature and Culture in the Gilded Age, 1876-1893 (2007) and of articles on Margaret Mitchell and William Faulkner, novelist-narrators in American fiction, twenty-first century ethnic American novels, Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, and teaching ethnic American literature.

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