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The Native American in Short Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post: An Annotated Bibliography
     

The Native American in Short Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post: An Annotated Bibliography

by Peter G. Beidler, Harry J. Brown, Marion F. Egge
 

This companion volume to Beidler and Egge's Native Americans in the Saturday Evening Post expands upon the fictional short stories that mention or focus on Native Americans. Covering a period of 71 years (1897-1969), this compilation of summaries of 265 short stories shows how the fictional depiction of Native Americans changed chronologically from the end of the

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This companion volume to Beidler and Egge's Native Americans in the Saturday Evening Post expands upon the fictional short stories that mention or focus on Native Americans. Covering a period of 71 years (1897-1969), this compilation of summaries of 265 short stories shows how the fictional depiction of Native Americans changed chronologically from the end of the Indian Wars to the "Native American Renaissance" of the 1960's. The majority of these tales highlight Caucasian attitudes toward Indians, which generally ranged from pure racial hatred at worst, to apathy at best, placing race relations in a historical context. This annotated bibliography provides detailed summaries of each of the stories with specific focus on the Native American aspects. Each story provides insights into the prevailing negative stereotypes of the time that the authors either exploited or denied in their stories. Also, since many of the stories share characters, settings, and themes, the authors have provided parenthetical cross-references, in order to easily display their interconnectedness. The book concludes with an author index, a subject index, and an extensive tribe index containing the various spellings used in the stories.

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Booknews
A narrowed and deepened offshoot of Beidler and Mairon F. Egg's Saturday Evening Post (2000), limited to short fiction, about 30 pages or less, and adding detailed summaries of the stories. None of the 265 stories, of course, was written by Native Americans, and while most suggest that a gruesome race war was the only viable resolution to the differences between Europeans and Indians, many others provide examples of inter-racial friendships that flourish in spite of and because of the differences. Many illustrations are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810838796
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Native American Bibliography Series , #25
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Beidler is the Lucy G. Moses distinguished Professor of English at Lehigh University, where he has taught British and American Literature for three decades. He is the recipient of two national teaching awards and has published widely in many topics, including Native American writers. Harry J. Brown is completing his doctoral degree in early American literature at Lehigh University. Marion F. Egge has taught freshman English for Lehigh University, music history for Moravian College, as well as composition and introduction to literature for Bucks County (Pa.) Community College. She currently is editor of the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine and owns a desktop publishing business.

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