The Resource Inventing Ethan Allen, John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III

Inventing Ethan Allen, John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III

Label
Inventing Ethan Allen
Title
Inventing Ethan Allen
Statement of responsibility
John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since 1969, Ethan Allen has been the subject of three biographical studies, all of which indulge in sustaining and revitalizing the image of Allen as a physically imposing Vermont yeoman, a defender of the rights of Americans, an eloquent military hero, and a master of many guises, from rough frontiersman to gentleman philosopher. Seeking the authentic Ethan Allen, the authors of this volume ask: How did that Ethan Allen secure his place in popular culture? As they observe, this spectacular persona leaves little room for a more accurate assessment of Allen as a self-interested land speculator, rebellious mob leader, inexperienced militia officer, and truth-challenged man who would steer Vermont into the British Empire. Drawing extensively from the correspondence in Ethan Allen and his Kin and a wide range of historical, political, and cultural sources, Duffy and Muller analyze the factors that led to Ethan Allen's two-hundred-year-old status as the most famous figure in Vermont's past. Placing facts against myths, the authors reveal how Allen acquired and retained his iconic image, how the much-repeated legends composed after his death coincide with his life, why recollections of him are synonymous with the story of Vermont, and why some Vermonters still assign to Allen their own cherished and idealized values
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duffy, John J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.A4
LC item number
D84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Muller, H. Nicholas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allen, Ethan
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Vermont
Label
Inventing Ethan Allen, John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confused accounts of Ethan Allen's death: later accounts compound the story -- Seeking the main chance: limited education, failed ventures, and the promise of the New Hampshire grants -- Chasing fame and glory: success at Ticonderoga, blundering at St. John, and defeat at Montreal -- Ethan Allen and the historians: discovering a hero -- The many guises of the hero: Ethan Allen in fiction, stone, uniform, and popular imagination -- Making it up: anecdotes, legends, and other dubious tales -- Silence and exclusion: murder, slaveholding, and plagiarism -- The hero keeps his reputation -- Epilogue: the hero lives
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781611685534
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
40023732217
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862349370
  • (OCoLC)ocn862349370
Label
Inventing Ethan Allen, John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confused accounts of Ethan Allen's death: later accounts compound the story -- Seeking the main chance: limited education, failed ventures, and the promise of the New Hampshire grants -- Chasing fame and glory: success at Ticonderoga, blundering at St. John, and defeat at Montreal -- Ethan Allen and the historians: discovering a hero -- The many guises of the hero: Ethan Allen in fiction, stone, uniform, and popular imagination -- Making it up: anecdotes, legends, and other dubious tales -- Silence and exclusion: murder, slaveholding, and plagiarism -- The hero keeps his reputation -- Epilogue: the hero lives
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 285 pages
Isbn
9781611685534
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013043807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Stock number
40023732217
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862349370
  • (OCoLC)ocn862349370

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