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Abstract: “Double-Crossings: The Trans-American Patriotism of Francis Berrian” examines Timothy Flint’s unusual novel Francis Berrian, or The Mexican Patriot (1826), which tells the story of an itinerant New Englander who joins in the Mexican struggle for independence from Spain. By tracing...
Abstract: This essay focuses on how James Fenimore Cooper’s third Leather-Stocking novel, The Prairie (1827), serves as a rebuttal to George-Louis Leclerc, Count de Buffon’s theory of American degeneracy, which asserted that the American climate and lush vegetation Created an environment that...
Abstract: Elinore Pruitt Stewart’s text and N. C. Wyeth’s illustrations of Letters of a Woman Homesteader (1914) present conflicting, gendered versions of the early twentieth-century frontier literature of the US West. While Stewart is careful to describe a strong, independent woman who is more...
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