Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<True myths are generated on a subliterary level by the historical experience of a people and thus constitute part of that inner reality which the work of the artist draws on, illuminates, and explains. In American mythogenesis the founding fathers were not those eighteenth-century gentlemen who composed a nation at Philadelphia. Rather, they were those who . . . tore violently a nation from the implacable and opulent wilderness -- the rogues, adventurers, and land-boomers; the Indian fighters, traders, missionaries, explorers, and hunters who killed and were killed until they had mastered the wilderness; the settlers who came after, suffering hardship and Indian warfare for the sake of a sacred mission or a simple desire for land; and the Indians themselves, both as they were and as they appeared to the settlers, for whom they were the special demonic personification of the American wilderness. Their concerns, their hopes, their terrors, their violence, and their justifications of themselves, as expressed in literature, are the foundation stones of the mythology that informs our history.> SLOTKIN:4

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<The pivotal position of the Indan war narratives and John Filson's legend of Boone's "baptisism by combat" in the development of American mythology and literature is explained by their applicability to the universal problem of the colonial period: the problem of acculturation, of adjusting the mores and world view of one's native culture to the requirements of life in an alien environment. The English colonists had to remake their values, their concepts of law and religion, and their images of their role and place in the universe in order to survive in the wilderness. This necessity was difficult to acknowledge, since the colonists felt it their duty to remain loyal to their English heritage. It was far easier to define their cultural identity by negative means, through attacking or condemning alien elements in their society. . . . The Indian wars, in which culture was pitted against culture, afforded a perfect opportunity for this sort of definition by repudiation.> SLOTKIN:22

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<Boone undergoes a series of initiations which give him progressively greater insights into the life of the Indians, the peculiar necessities imposed by the wilderness, and the natural laws which govern life. Through his attempts to interpret these initiations, Boone attains a higher degree of self-knowledge and self-discipline and an ability to impose his own order on both the wilderness and the settlement. The conflict between the influence of the wilderness environment and the creative postulations of Boone's mind is finally synthesized in Boone's concluding vision of Kentucky as a potential utopia and of himself as the chief architect of its triumph.> SLOTKIN:274

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Myth -- narrative which concentrates in a single, dramatized experience the whole history of a people in their land. In the American case took the form of a yearning to prove they truly belonged in this place. SLOTKIN:269

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Increase Mather, AN EARNEST EXHORTATION TO THE INHABITANTS OF NEW ENGLAND (1676). Condemns the promise of the wilderness which has drawn settlers into an idolatrous worship of "Land! Land!" Whereas <the first Planters here that they might keep themselves together were satisfied with one Acre for each person, as his propriety, and after that with twenty Acres for a Family, how have Men since coveted after the earth, that many hundreds, nay thousands of Acres, have been engrossed by one man, and they that profess themselves Christians have forsaken Churches, and Ordanances, and all for land and elbow-room.> quoted SLOTKIN:86

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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In the DB version of the hunting myth SLOTKIN:156-57

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<Filson created a character who was to become the archetypal hero of the American frontier, copied by imitators and plagiarists and appearing innumerable times under other names and in other guises -- in literature, the popular arts, and folklore -- as the man who made the wilderness safe for democracy. The Boone narrative, in fact, constituted the first nationally viable statement of a myth of the frontier.> SLOTKIN:268-69
FILSON Born 1753. Schoolmaster in Brandywine, PA. Spent the Revolution in his classroom. Profound interest in the concept of natural law and the religion of reason. To KY in 1782. Began to make land claims. Taught school in Lexington 1782 and founded an academy there after the publication of his book. Immediately began to interview settlers. His guide on surveying trips was Boone, to whom he first confided his plans for the book. SLOTKIN:270-71

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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In part, the success depended upon the existence of an intercolonial book trade that had only been developed in the contemporary period. But more than this, Filson's Boone portrayed his hero as a contemporary whose CONTINUING adventures could be reported by others to confirm and develop Filson's image of him; Boone's adventures were shown as instances relevant to a range of metaphysical, moral, and historical questions that enlightened readers regarded as having the highest level of philosophical and social importance; and the narrative was based on the SLOTKIN:295

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Slotkin suggests that the outlines of this legend closely follows the divine king myth -- the king has to engage in a ceremonial sexual union with the goddess of the woods to renew his or his land's fertility. Boone here has his "doe/spouse" <which thus offers an implicit vision of Boone as the divine king, the hero whose body and spirit nourish the land and enable it to fulfill the role destined for it by the law of nature.> Here, for Boone, <the spirit of nature is feminine, and his relation to it is that of panther to deer, hunter to prey, sexual agressor to coy, amenable victim.> <The fire-hunt legend was well known to the Boones themselves, and they often repeated it to their children (who refused to believe it).> [Don't know where this fact comes from.] SLOTKIN:299-300

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<all but eliminates Rebecca Boone from his account. She appears only as "my wife," never by name, and no attention is paid to her considerable accomplishments as provider and protector. . . . For Filson, Rebecca is simply a generalized "amiable Spouse," subject to the conventional weaknesses of the sentimental heroine, suffereing depravation and heartbreak without acquiring (in the narrative) a personality of her own.> SLOTKIN:300-301

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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IMLAY was a lieutenant in the Continental army, emigrated to KY about the same time as Filson, where he introduced himself as a "captain." Served as a deputy surveyor (like Filson). Bought land and borrowed money, filing on claims from 1783-86. Heavily in debt to many of the state's leading citizens, including DB. Unable to pay, fled KY, leaving his affairs in the hands of Judge Sebastian and General Wilkinson, both agents in the pay of Spain, suggest that Imlay himself was involved; later promoted the scheme of a French invasion of New Orleans, arguing that westerners would aid their fellow republicans. Lover of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of her daughter Fanny (1796). SLOTKIN:317-19

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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In the 90s <American power tottered in the West, while British, French, and Spanish agents schemed for territorial advantages and bought the services of prominent Americans. Included among the latter were General Wilinson, commander of the American army n the West, who as an agent in Spanish pay, and General Clark, who accepted a French commission as major general and proposed to lead American soldiers against Spanish New Orleans to seize it for France (an intrigue in which Imlay may have been involved). Boone himself accepted the syndicship of a Spanish province. Former Vice-President Aaron Burr attempted to detach the western states to form an independent commonwealth.> SLOTKIN:322-323

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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DB <stands at the head of a remarkable class of people, almost new in the history of the species, trained by circumstances to a singular and unique character, and in many respects dissimilar to that of the first settlers on the shores of the Atlantic, The thoughts of these backwoodsmen expatiated with delight, only when they were in a boundless forest, filled with game, with a pack of dogs behind them, and a rifle on their shoulders. Yet as much as their character seems dashed with a wild recklessness, they were as generally remarkable for high notions of honor and generosity, as for hardihood, endurance, and bravery.> INDIAN WARS OF THE WEST:359 quoted in SLOTKIN:421

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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FLINT treated DB in three seperate works between 1828 and 1833, all published in Cincinnati. SLOTKIN:420

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Flint goes so far as to suggest that Boone's affection for the Shawnees is nearly equal to his love for his family and the culture of Boonesborough: This interpretation was muted in Flint's BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR, published also in 1833. INDIAN WARS OF THE WEST:54 quoted in SLOTKIN:423

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Francis Parkman: <There is something admirably felicitous in the conception of this hybrid offspring of civilization and barbarism, in whom uprightness, kindliness, innate philosophy and the truest moral perceptions are joined with the wandering instincts and hatred of restraint which stamp the Indian or the Bedouin. Nor is the character in the least unnatural. . . . Men as true, generous, and kildly as Leaterstocking may still be found among the perilous solitudes of the West. The quiet, unostentatious courage of Cooper's hero had its counterpart in the character of Daniel Boone; and the latter had the same unaffected love of nature which forms so pleasing a feature in the mind of Leaterstocking.> quoted in SLOTKIN:512

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<His act of worship and love is the violent act of the hunter; but it is Boone's restraint of that act -- his sublimation of the hunter's passion in that of the husband, priest, and artist -- which enables him to achieve his symbolic marriage with the female spirit of the wilds. In a similar way, his sublimation of the passion for war in the passion for hunting enabled him to resist degeneration into savagery during his captivity in INDIAN WARS.> SLOTKIN:425

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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MCCLUNG was very popular. Published in Cincinnati, chief publication-distribution center for the Ohio valley, in 1832; also issed the same year in Maysville KY and Philadelphia, with NY the publishing capital of the East; and fourth ed out of Daygon Ohio that same year. Three more editions in Maysville, and two more in Cincinnati. Wide circulation. SLOTKIN:411

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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MCCLUNG FILSON <'s portrait of Boone presents him as a man of action rather than thought, a man of simple rather than subtle speech, a participant in thrilling combats rather than a sensitive landscape-painter. He ridicules Filson's portrait of Boone for its overemphasis on Boone's sensitive reactions to the landscape, and he terms those descriptions "gaudy and ambitious sketches of SCENERY which swell the bulk of the piece: and :neither excite . . . nor gratify curiosity." Filson is condemned for having done scant justice to his material, creating an artificial "barrenness of incident" in a career filled with exciting adventures. No amont of "flashy description" can compensate for this obscuring of the truth. If the reader finds his own treatment "dull," says McClung, he may blame Filson.> SLOTKIN:410

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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John Trumbull of Norwich CT published his abridgement in 1786 [1785?]; in 1809 or 1810 Benjamin Trumbull, a kinsman, published a similarly edited narrative in his DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, which became the most popular anthology of Indian war tales during the period. John Trumbull's edition was republished by C. Wilder in his compliation of 1823. Wilder became an important source for Cooper and Simms. SLOTKIN:399-400

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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HALL <offered the Boone narrative as proof that the early pioneers had heroic qualities of mind as well as of body. His LETTERS FROM THE WEST (1822-28) presented Boone as a typical specimen of the class of frontiersmen -- brave, adventurous, restless, delighting in danger and strife more than in the garnering of material wealth.> SLOTKIN:399

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Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<If Boone is allowed the liberty of hunting by himself, why does he not immediately seek his freedom? The question was to perplex many later writers, who assumed that Boone stayed because he found the Indian life very much to his liking.> In Filson's version <in order for Boone to know the Indians' life, he has to be truly immersed in it, accept (however temporarily) all of its assumptions and manners, and set aside the moral and political predilections of his own people.> Gradually his own white values reassert themselves -- first in his appreciation of the agricultural potential of the Shawnee lands. SLOTKIN:288-289

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<Boone remains superior to the Indians: he masters their technique of living, without surrendering his consciousness of "white" social values or his personal philosophy of self-reliance and self-restraint. Thus he plays cleverly on the childish vanity of his adopted brothers and stays clear of their jealousy of his skill with a rifle.> SLOTKIN:287

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<His famous remark about leaving Kentucky because he needed more "elbow room" was probably Boone's ;little jest at an overly inquisitive tenderfoot, who obviously expected to find in him an archopponent of civilization. The irony of his remark lies in the fact that he was then on his way to take up his post as Syncid of the Femme Osage District -- hardly the occupation of a man opposed to society per se.> SLOTKIN:298

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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It is in Boone's long lonely time in Kentucky that he achieves communion with the gods of nature. SLOTKIN:283

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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The Boone narrative is a reworking of Boone's own statements as well as of legends that Filson had heard about Boone from his fellow frontiersmen. It is a combination of the personal narrative (like Edwards's), of the war narrative (like Church's), and of the captivity narrative. SLOTKIN:278-279

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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The trinity of values on which Anglo-American society is based -- social progress, piety, and the family -- is invoked at the outset as the basic standard for judging Boone's actions. SLOTKIN:279

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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The Boone narrative SLOTKIN:274

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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FIREHUNT legend first appeared in print in FLINT. <The kinship of the American frontier hero and the Indian, on a spiritual or mythological plane, was thus increasingly emphasixed as the initial image of Boone was developed by Filson's imitators.> SLOTKIN:308

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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SLOTKIN:223

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<He gives Boone an efficient housewife for his helpmeet, a woman of great domestic virtue, rather than a wild and exotic wood nymph or a rugged pioneer matriarch.> SLOTKIN:457

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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The map begins the text. Points out that the map itself was watermarked with a plowshare and the words "work & be rich." SLOTKIN:272

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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Filson's book was designed as an elaborate real-estate promotion brochure to sell farm lands in Kentucky to easterners and Europeans. SLOTKIN:268

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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A dilemma in the notion that <the achievement of true title to the wilderness seemed to require both the adoption of Indian lifeways and perspectives (Boone's vision) and the pragmatic elimination of the real Indians from the scene (Boone's victory).> SLOTKIN:316

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<"The Hunters of Kentucky," a popular song that swept the nation in 1822-28, helped elect Andrew Jackson as President by associating Old Hickory with Boone, the hero of the West.> SLOTKIN:395

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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<This text omits most of Boone's philosophical and mental speculations, leaving the impression that he was a man of action, rarely a man of thought.> SLOTKIN:438

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1973

Richard Slotkin, REGENERATION THROUGH VIOLENCE: THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER, 1600-1860 (Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1973)

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PECK <portrays Boone as a domesticated being, the protector and conservator of American and Christian values.> SLOTKIN:457

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