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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
974.3/03092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.A4
LC item number
D84 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Inventing Ethan Allen, John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-273) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Control code
ocn881162563
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611685534
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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33102101-70c3-4e9e-970a-50a31afb216e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32136924
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881162563
  • eblnew1611685559

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