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The Resource The ignoble savage : American literary racism, 1790-1890, Louise K. Barnett

The ignoble savage : American literary racism, 1790-1890, Louise K. Barnett

Label
The ignoble savage : American literary racism, 1790-1890
Title
The ignoble savage
Title remainder
American literary racism, 1790-1890
Statement of responsibility
Louise K. Barnett
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the first century of American nationhood, the clash of Indian and white cultures found expression in a unique literary genre: the frontier romance. Written by a white author for a white audience, the frontier romance typically included a genteel hero and heroine, a rugged frontiersman, and both hostile and friendly Indians. The Indians were completely stereotyped. From captivity narratives and Puritan chronicles, fiction borrowed the figure of the bad Indian: treacherous, vengeful, superstitious, and totally inimical to whites. Good Indians, in contrast were devoted to whites: subservient, loyal, and self-sacrificing. Both were ignoble savages. Whites were depicted as superior not only in civilized arts, but in wilderness skills. Even in evil, the white man who pursued vengeance was able to out-Indian the Indian in killing and scalping. The white was portrayed as sexually more attractive than the Indian. Both Hawthorne and Melville made use of frontier situations in their writing, and both exposed the racism on which Indian stereotypes were founded. They viewed the white man's destruction of primitive peoples as the true barbarism. In this perception they stood apart from their contemporaries in American literature
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Barnett, Louise K
Dewey number
813/.03
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.F73
LC item number
B3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contributions in American studies
Series volume
no. 18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Hommes sauvages
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • American fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Indians in literature
Label
The ignoble savage : American literary racism, 1790-1890, Louise K. Barnett
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1601/75016964-b.html
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 205-213
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Some Pre-Fictive Images of the Indian -- The White Fantasy World of the Frontier Romance -- Nationalism and the Frontier Romance -- The Fictive Design: Beyond the Captivity Narrative -- The White Man's Indian: A Range of Stereotypes -- White Vis-a-Vis Indians -- A Paradigm for Racism: The Subgenre of Indian Hater Fiction -- The Subversive Periphery of the Frontier Romance -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronology of Frontier Romances -- Appendix B: Frontier Romances Arranged Alphabetically by Title
Control code
ocm01530663
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780837182810
Lccn
75016964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780837182810
  • (OCoLC)01530663
Label
The ignoble savage : American literary racism, 1790-1890, Louise K. Barnett
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1601/75016964-b.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 205-213
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Some Pre-Fictive Images of the Indian -- The White Fantasy World of the Frontier Romance -- Nationalism and the Frontier Romance -- The Fictive Design: Beyond the Captivity Narrative -- The White Man's Indian: A Range of Stereotypes -- White Vis-a-Vis Indians -- A Paradigm for Racism: The Subgenre of Indian Hater Fiction -- The Subversive Periphery of the Frontier Romance -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: Chronology of Frontier Romances -- Appendix B: Frontier Romances Arranged Alphabetically by Title
Control code
ocm01530663
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 p.
Isbn
9780837182810
Lccn
75016964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
port.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780837182810
  • (OCoLC)01530663

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