New Essays on The Last of the Mohicans by H. Daniel Peck
Deeper levels of meaning in this classic tale of colonial warfare are studied by tracking critical responses to the novel from its publication in 1826 to the present and reassessing them from a variety of critical perspectives.
Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Introduction H. Daniel Peck; 2. The widerness of words in The Last of the Mohicans Wayne Franklin; 3. From atrocity to requiem: history in The Last of the Mohicans Terence Martin; 4. How men and women wrote Indian stories Nina Baym; 5. Generation through violence: Cooper and the making of Americans Shirley Samuels; 6. The lesson of the massacre at Fort William Henry Robert Lawson-Peebles; Notes; Selected bibliography.