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Author Paul, Heike, author.

Title Myths That Made America : an Introduction to American Studies / Heike Paul.

Publication Info. Bielefeld, Germany : Transcript Verlag, 2014.


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series American studies ; v. 1
American studies (Transcript (Firm)) ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Christopher Columbus and the Myth of 'Discovery' -- Pocahontas and the Myth of Transatlantic Love -- Pilgrims and Puritans and the Myth of the Promised Land -- American Independence and the Myth of the Founding Fathers -- E Pluribus Unum? The Myth of the Melting Pot -- Agrarianism, Expansionism, and the Myth of the American West -- Expressive Individualism and the Myth of the Self-Made Man.
Summary This essential introduction to American studies examines the core foundational myths upon which the nation is based and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of discovery, the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the Founding Fathers, the melting pot myth, the myth of the West, and the myth of the self-made man. The chapters provide extended analyses of each of these myths, using examples from popular culture, literature, memorial culture, school books, and every-day life. Including visual material as well as study questions, this book will be of interest to any student of American studies and will foster an understanding of the United States of America as an imagined community by analyzing the foundational role of myths in the process of nation building.
Note Print version record.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject United States -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Literary studies: general.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9781322079165
ISBN 1322079161 (electronic bk.)
9781322079165 (electronic bk.)
9783839414859 (electronic bk.)
3839414857 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.14361/transcript.9783839414859 doi
CHNEW 000978389
CHVBK 504727737
DEBSZ 446069280
GBVCP 896606651

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