David Crockett: The Man and the Legend

David Crockett: The Man and the Legend


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David Crockett: The Man and the Legend by James Atkins Shackford

Davy Crockett has been America's best-known folk hero for at least 160 years. Thus informed biography by James Atkins Shackford first appeared in 1956, at the height of the television-inspired Crockett craze. As Michael Lofaro notes in his introduction, 'Shackford faced the monumental task of rescuing a nearly unknown David Crockett from the obscurity caused by the popularity of the earlier legendary Davys and deepened by Disney.'

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ISBN-13: 9780807841631
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, The
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Pages: 338

About the Author

James Atkins Shackford was an assistant professor of English at North Carolina State University. Michael A. Lofaro, associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is editor of Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786-1986.

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