Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Northrop Frye, ANATOMY OF CRITICISM (Princeton, 1957), denotes five heroic types: mythic, romantic, tragic, realistic, and ironic. She suggests that most depictions of DB in the nineteenth century (typical: Flint) conform to the romantic type: a man, not a god, but superior to other men and his environment; prodigies of courage and endurance, unnatural to us, are natural to him; the facts of reality are somewhat suspended in his tale. As a realistic hero (she finds this to be the 20th century portrayal, typified by Bakeless) he is neither superior to other men nor his environment; his power to act is limited by the laws of probability, the pressures of society, and the influence of other men; his conflicts thus become moral ones involving his own motives and behavior in the context of social strife. What would it mean to be an ironic hero? (SMITH2:5n)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Carolyn Smith claims that Filson wrote the narrative from notes dictated to him by DB. (SMITH2:7)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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FILSON "portrays Boone in the primary role as the young romantic epic hero Ulysses who has a sense of heaven-bestowed destiny." But also "endows Boone's character, however, with paradoxical features, which result in conflicting motives toward his quest. On the one hand, Boone appears to be the 'natural man,' who, perceiving through 'uncorrupted eyes the laws of nature,' [quoting Arthur Moore, FRONTIER MIND:146] is privately motivated to flee from the artifical laws and workings of civilization to a life of solitude. . . . On the other hand, however, toward the end of the autobiography, Boone appears to be an agent of progress who is publicly motivated to explore, to break trails, and to conquer the savages in order to advance civilization." (SMITH2:7-9)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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FILSON "caught the potential epic significance of Boone's activities in Kentucky, [yet] he all but submerged them under his own puritanical, cultivated, romantic influences, a typical occupational hazard for those nineteenth century writers who followed." (SMITH2:12)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Because of the many editions of his abridged version of Filson's narrative, was undoubtedly much more influencial in shaping the popular conception of DB. A question: when DB was read the narrative, and approved of it in later years, was it Filson's or Trumbull's version?

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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A westerner who kept the Eastern audience in mind. (SMITH2:19)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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FLINT portrayed DB as a confirmed child of nature who praises the primitive life as he casts disparagement on the civilized one. His complaint -- "I want more elbow room" -- is offered as the agents of civilization move in "to thwart all his schemes of backwoods retirement." (SMITH2:26)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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John Hale, DANIEL BOONE. SOME FACTS AND INCIDENTS NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED (Charleston, WV: Lewis Baker, 1883):5 DB "seemed to be driven on, irresistably, by that deep seated instinct of adventure which nature had implanted in him, and whose only gratification could be found among the wilds of the frontier wilderness and scenes and deeds of danger and daring which he so much enjoyed." (quoted in SMITH2:26)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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PECK assumed that DB was a land agent working for Henderson. (citing Peck, DB:44-45, on SMITH2:27)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Smith suggests in conclusion that the image of DB shifts from romantic to realistic in the biographies. But she also finds continuity: They [biographers, novelists, others] have been (SMITH2:161)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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NOVELS featuring DB: John B. Jones, WILD WESTERN SCENES (1845); Amedee-Theodore Bouis, LE WHIP-POOR-WILL (1847); Emerson Bennett, THE RENEGADE (1848); Percy B. St. John, QUEEN OF THE WOODS (1869); Frank H. Norton, THE DAYS OF DANIEL BOONE (1883); Joseph E. Badger, THE KING OF THE WOODS (1884); Lucy C. McElroy, THE SILENT PIONEER (1902); Charles Forbes-Lindsay, DANIEL BOONE BACKWOODSMAN (1908); Daniel Henderson, BOONE OF THE WILDERNESS (1921); *Constance Skinner, BECKY LANDERS, FRONTIER WARRIOR (1926); Stewart White, THE SAGA OF ANDY BURNETT (1930); *Elizabeth Maddox Roberts, THE GREAT MEADOW (1930) [*see also her collection of poems, SONG IN THE MEADOW (1940)]; Katharine Clugston, WILDERNESS ROAD (1937); Caroline Gordon, GREEN CENTURIES (1941); Jere Wheelwright, KENTUCKY STAND (1951); *Felix Holt, DAN'L BOONE KISSED ME (1954); *Shirley Seifert, "NEVER NO MORE" (1964). (as cited in SMITH2)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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<Hunting Barking Squirrell is highly entertaining which, in my opinion, demands a higher degree of skill than any other hunt. I first saw this kind of squirrel hunt in the neighborhood of the city of Frankfort, Kentucky. The hunter was the famous Daniel Boon. We went together along the rocky bank of the Kentucky, until we reached a level that was quite thick with black walnut and oak and hickery-nut [sic] trees. Inasmuch as the trees were bearing much fruit that year, we saw acorns growing on every tree in our view. My companion, a sturdily built, fresh and powerful man, dressed in a hunter's outfit of homespun with bare legs and fur leggins, and caried a heavy rifle that, as he said while loading it, had accompanied him on all of his earlier undertakings and even now, as he hoped, would not fail to serve him, for he was proud of showing me its skill. The barrel of the weapon was clean, the powder measured and covered over with a cloth of thick linen. The balls and the load were tamped with a ramrod made of hickory wood. We didn't move one step from our places, for the squirrels were so plentiful that we didn't need to go after them. Boon pointed to one of the animals which was observing us from where he had hidden himself on a branch about 50 paces from us. Then he gradually lifted his weapon, until the sights of the barrel were in line with the target. The report rang through the woods and from theheights with repeated echoes. You can imagine my surprise when I noticed the ball had hit a place on the bark directly under the squirrel and split it; the tremor brought forth therefrom had killed the animal, which swirled through the air, as if it were thrown by an explosion of a powder magazine. Boon continued firing and before many hours had flown, we had as many squirrels as we desired.> (Hawker's, INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUNG SPORTSMEN [London, 1814] as quoted in Franz Justus Kottenkamp, DIE ERSTEN AMERIKANER IM WESTEN: DANIEL BOONE UND SEINE GEFAHRTEN [Stuttgart: Verlag von Schmidt & Spring, 1858]:9-10, as quoted in SMITH2:32n-33n. She points out the similarity of this account to Audubon's, as recorded in Donald Culross Peattie, ed., AUDUBON'S AMERICA: THE NARRATIVES AND EXPERIENCES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON [Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940]:46-47)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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<On the afternood of the third day, January 17th [1811], the boats touched at Charette, one of the old villages foundedby the original French colonitst. Here they met with Daniel Boon, the renowned patriarch of Kentucky, who had kept in the advance of civilization, and on the borders of the wilderness, still leading a hunter's life, though now in his eighty-fifth year [sic]. He had but recently returned from a hunting and trapping expedition, and had brought nearly sixty beaver skins as trophies of his skill. The old man was still erect in form, strong in limb, and unflinching in spirit; and as he stood on the river bank, watching the departure of an expedition destined to traverse the wildrness to the very shores of the Pacific, very probably felt a throb of his old pioneer spirit, impelling him to shoulder his rifle and join the adventurous band. Boon flourished several years after this meeting, in a vigorous old age, the Nestor of hunters and backwoodsmen; and died, full of sylvan honor ane renown, in 1818 [sic], in his ninety-second year [sic].> (Washington Irving, ASTORIA, OR, ANECDOTES OF AN ENTERPRISE BEYOND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, edited by William H. Goetzmann, 2 vols [1836; Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1961], 1:117) (SMITH2:31n says this follows exactly the account in John Bradbury, "Travels in the Interior of America, in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811," in EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS, edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites (Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark, 1904), 5:43-44)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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DB shares several features with the classical epic hero: feats of almost superhuman prowess; single-handed combats against dreaded foes; pride in his weapon, horse, and wife; fame through myth rather than fact. But unlike the classical epic hero, DB is not given to vows and boastings, nor to the duties of vengence; his birth is not remarkable, his station among the common folk, not the nobility; his death is not the result of treachery, not tragic. (SMITH2:27n)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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FLINT endows DB with the characteristics of the "blond beast": <He was five feet ten inches in height, of a very erect, clean limbed, and athletic form -- admirably fitted in structure, muscle, temperament, and habit, for the endurance of the labors, changes, and suffereings he underwent. He had what phrenologists would have considered a model head -- with forehead peculiarly high, noble, and bold -- thin and compressed lips -- a mild, clear, blue eye -- a large and prominent chin, and a general expression of countenance in which fearlessness and courage sat enthroned, and which told the beholder at a glance, what he had been, and was formed to be> (Flint, FIRST WHITE MAN OF THE WEST:249-50)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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<In this territory, there are many sterling characters. Amongst others, I mention with pleasure, that brave and adventurous North Carolinian, who makes so distinguished a figure, in the history of Kentucky, the venerable Col. Boon. This respectable old man, in the eighty-fifty year of his age, resides on Salt river, up the Missouri, at the settlement I have before mentioned. He is surrounded by about forty families, who respect hims as a father, and who live under a kind of patriarchal government, ruled by his advice and example.> (Henry Marie Brackenridge, VIEWS OF LOUISIANA TOGETHER WITH A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE UP THE MISSOURI RIVER, IN 1811 [1814; Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1962]:117-18)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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"To reassure their audience . . . several biographers [of the nineteenth century] portray Boone as a perfect family man." To Rebecca on his departure for KY, according to Daniel Bryan, THE MOUNTAIN MUSE, 2:198ff The task that separates us now awhile,/My Angel! is not self-imposed. My soul/Of late is by an ardent impulse urged,/The grand emprise to undertake; a power/From Heaven, must actuate unseen, my will:/For so determined, warm, impulsive, bold,/It never heretofore has been; and all/Its ardor to the self-same object tends. (quoted in SMITH2:38)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Flint, Peck, and Ellis assert that DB constantly occupied with his escape; Bogart and Abbott that he [in Abbott's words] had "real sympathy for the savages, being fully conscious of the wrongs which were often inflicted upn them and which goaded their untamed natures to fearful barbarities." [John Stevens Cabot Abbott, DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY {NY: Dodd & Mead, 1872}:198]. (SMITH2:35)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Stewart Edward White, DANIEL BOONE: WILDERNESS SCOUT (1921; New York: Allyn and Bacon, 1926):iii.

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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<Boone emerges . . . from the biographies of the 1800s, which are sometimes oppressively didactic but not pointlessly anecdotal, as a romantic epic hero who is mostly remembered for his intensive exploring, his mighty hunting, his resourceful woodcraft, his cunning Indian fighting, his sincere Indian peacemaking, his humanitarian concern, his "intellectual" sophistication, his contemplative mind, and his touch of dry humor." (SMITH2:41)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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In the 19th century DB is most frequently portrayed in his old-age, already living on the outskirts of civilization. They often add years to his age; cf. Filson, who, according to Slotkin, suppresses his age in the narrative. In the dime novels as well (St. John and Badger) he is advanced in age, celebate, and without a home.

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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STORY OF THE WILDWEST (1888) sets the realistic tone that is followed by nearly all subsequent biographers, and thus should be seen as "the pivotal one between the two centuries, mixing the old with the new." Cody is "one of the first to take a chisel to the romantic epic hero pedestal." (SMITH2:78n)

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His DB is one with failings. DB even publicly acknowledges his errors in treating with the Indians at Boonesborough: "he didn't know how it happened, but he had played the great fool." Cody, STORY OF THE WILDWEST:64.

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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HISTORIANS modern, such as Bakeless, often tell stories that they acknowledge are probably not true; "yet he along with the other biographers of this period [20th century] do just as much to perpetuate the legend making process as they do to thwart it." (SMITH2:91)

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(SMITH2:162)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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From 1964-70 TV series "Daniel Boone," starring Fess Parker as DB; more Crockett than Boone. His Indian companion Mingo, played by Ed Ames, originated in a play by Phyllis Marcshall from 1937, their relationship patterned after Cooper's between Leatherstocking and Chinochook. (SMITH2:120-34, passim)

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From 1940-43 C. C. Cooper drew a comic strip, "Fighting with Daniel Boone," that ran in the CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE and the NEW YORK NEWS. (SMITH2:109-119, passim)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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HISTORIANS in the 19th century focused on DB's series of adventures in which he is at all times at the center of thedramatic action, his antagonists the Indians, the beasts, and the wilderness. (SMITH2:27)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Bakeless "This biography is remarkably fresh and amplifies even Thwaites' book thereby offering as nearly a definitive life of Boone as possible in 1939." (SMITH2:84n)

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1974

Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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Thwaites announces the shift from romantic to realistic portrayals on his first pages (see ASSESSMENT THWAITES) (SMITH2:69)


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1974

Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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19th century biographers agreed that "the laconic and taciturn Boone" did not have to speak, "for his actions speak for themselves." (SMITH2:28)

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1974

Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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<Sketches of Boone in his old age were particularly popular during this period [19th century] for their "first-hand," "eye-witness" appeal.> (SMITH2:31)

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1974

Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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FILSON presents DB as a "grave and unapproachable gentleman." (SMITH2:39)

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Carolyn Smith, "The Literary Image of Daniel Boone: A Changing Heroic Ideal in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Popular Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, Department of English, University of Utah, 1974)

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"Boone outranks in popular appeal every other American pioneer." (SMITH1:2)



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