Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee

Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee

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"Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee" by David  Crockett is an first-hand account of the life of the famous pioneer settler in his own words.

David "Davy" Crockett 1786-1836 was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture as "King of the

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"Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee" by David  Crockett is an first-hand account of the life of the famous pioneer settler in his own words.

David "Davy" Crockett 1786-1836 was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture as "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, where he died in the famous Battle of the Alamo.

The book was written, in part, as a campaign piece in Crockett's House of Representatives re-election effort for the 1834 term. As such, he makes reference to the burning question of the day----President Jackson's destruction of the United States Bank----which Davy opposed even though he was of Jackson's party. Jacksonian Democrats used all their influence to try to defeat Crockett as they had in 1832 when he opposed Jackson's Indian (Cherokee Removal Bill) bill. In that effort, Davy prevailed. In this election (1834) he was defeated. Near the end of the campaign, Crockett said in his inimitable style to his enemies, "If I lose this race, you can all go to Hell---I'll go to Texas!" He did lose and wound up as an American folk hero for his part in the Siege of the Alamo.

Crockett's account of what it takes to persevere and create a life for settlers and their families on the American frontier is of interest to any student of social and economic conditions of the early 19th century. In his colorful speech pattern, he would probably have stated it thusly: "It warn't easy, if'n a body hadn't got no staying power!"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149068517
Publisher:
Maine Book Barn Publishing
Publication date:
11/20/2013
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
623,727
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


Paul Andrew Hutton introduces this Bison Book edition of Davy Crockett's own story. Hutton, a professor of history at the University of New Mexico, is the author of the prize-winning Phil Sheridan and His Army, also a Bison Book.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very boring. I only read it for history class and it doesnt even talk about his time at the alamo. The only exciting part is when he kills bears but even that gets old. Sorry davey but your life isnt exciting at all. But hey, gotta love that history. ;)