Work of the Fellows: Biographies; Edited Volumes

Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786-1986

Edited by Michael A. Lofaro (NHC Fellow, 1980–81)

Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985

From the publisher’s description:

Blending myth and reality, Constance Rourke aimed to get at the heart of Davy Crockett, whose hold on the American imagination was firm even before he died at the Alamo. Davy Crockett, published in 1934, pioneered in showing the backwoodsman’s transformation into a folk hero. It remains a basic in the Crockett literature.

Subjects
History / American Frontier / American Pioneers / Folktales / Folk Heroes / Davy Crockett /

Lofaro, Michael A. (NHC Fellow, 1980–81), ed. Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786-1986. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.