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Myths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthology, David Leeming and Jake Page

Label
Myths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthology
Title
Myths, legends, and folktales of America
Title remainder
an anthology
Statement of responsibility
David Leeming and Jake Page
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This marvelous collection brings together the great myths and legends of the United States-from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s, and beyond. This thoroughly engaging anthology is sweeping in its scope, embracing Big Foot and Windigo, Hiawatha and Uncle Sam, Paul Revere and Billy the Kid, and even the Iroquois Flying Head and Elvis. In the book's section on dogmas and icons, for instance, Leeming and Page discuss the American melting pot, the notion of manifest destiny, and the imposing historical and literary figure of Henry Adams. And under Heroes and Heroines, they have assembled everyone from "Honest Abe" Lincoln and George "I Cannot Tell a Lie" Washington to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Martin Luther King, Jr. For every myth or hero rendered here, the editors include an informative yet readable excerpt, often the definitive account of the story in question. Taken as a whole, Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America reveals how waves of immigrants, encountering this strange land for the first time, adapted their religions, beliefs, and folklore to help make sense of a new and astounding place. Covering Johnny Appleseed and Stagolee as well as Paul Bunyan and Moby Dick, this wonderful anthology illuminates our nation's myth-making, enriching our idea of what it means to be American
Cataloging source
WRS
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1937-
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Leeming, David Adams
Dewey number
398/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR105
LC item number
.L43 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Page, Jake
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  • Folklore
  • Tales
  • Legends
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans
  • Ethnic folklore
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans
  • Ethnic folklore
  • Folklore
  • Indians of North America
  • Legends
  • Manners and customs
  • Tales
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Myths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthology, David Leeming and Jake Page
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Deities, demideities, dogmas, and icons for a new land -- Chap. 1 Native American -- Chap. 2 European American -- Hispanic visions -- Anglo visions -- Chap. 3 African American -- Chap. 4 Asian American -- Part 2 New world mythical monsters and fabulous creatures -- Chap. 1 Native American -- Chap. 2 European American -- Chap. 3 African American -- Chap. 4 Asian American -- Part 3 New world heroes and heroines -- Chap. 1 Native American -- Chap. 2 European American -- Chap. 3 African American -- Chap. 4 Asian American
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9780195117844
Lccn
97048607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44742078
  • 1915441
Label
Myths, legends, and folktales of America : an anthology, David Leeming and Jake Page
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 Deities, demideities, dogmas, and icons for a new land -- Chap. 1 Native American -- Chap. 2 European American -- Hispanic visions -- Anglo visions -- Chap. 3 African American -- Chap. 4 Asian American -- Part 2 New world mythical monsters and fabulous creatures -- Chap. 1 Native American -- Chap. 2 European American -- Chap. 3 African American -- Chap. 4 Asian American -- Part 3 New world heroes and heroines -- Chap. 1 Native American -- Chap. 2 European American -- Chap. 3 African American -- Chap. 4 Asian American
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9780195117844
Lccn
97048607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44742078
  • 1915441

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