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Pillar of Fire to Follow American Indian Dramas: 1808-1859, 1982 Priscilla Sears

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A Pillar of Fire to Follow  American Indian Dramas: 1808-1859, 1982 by Priscilla Sears describes the myths about American Indians and Anglo-Europeans as they appear in fourteen early 19th century American dramas which either emphasize or include American Indians in their plots.

A Popular Culture study of the American Indian on the American stage during the first half of the 19th century, this book presents a sympathetic yet well documented approach to a problem that did not bother audiences at the time the plays were written and performed. The sensitive conclusions in this study reflect the changes in the social attitudes of modern readers..

A small book of 141 pages, measuring 6 1/4 inches by  9 1/4 inches by 1/2 inch, this review copy is in near-new condition: clean, firm in every aspect. An obvious publishing flaw in the book is the printing: every so often and without reason a line will appear in bold type. This flaw does not impede one's reading of the book but is irritating in that nearly every page is marred in an otherwise good looking publication.


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