Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America

Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America : An Anthology

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In this collection, David Leeming and Jake Page have gathered together the great myths and legends of America, ranging from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s. The book includes excerpts from primary material and an analysis of how immigrants assimilated to American folklore.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 221 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195117832
  • 9780195117837

About David Leeming

David Leeming was formerly Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut and is the author of many books including The World of Myth, Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero, and Amazing Grace: A Life of Beauford Delaney, all published by OUP. Jake Page is an essayist, science writer, novelist, and co-author with his wife Susanne of both Hopi and Navajo. Leeming and Page have collaborated in the past on Goddess and God, both published by OUP. Leeming and Page live in New Mexico.show more

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