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Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. Letters from an American farmer ; and, Sketches of eighteenth-century America Author: More popular abroad than at home, the work provided Europeans with their chief impression of American landscapes, peoples, institutions, values, and problems. These essays described the hardships of frontier life, the threat of Indian raids, and the bloody unrest between fanatical patriots and back-country loyalists.
Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Early works Early works to Named Person: Published in , this collection of stories includes a vivid portrait of the American scene, from New England seafaring life to Southern plantation culture. The second collection of stories explores some of the unpleasant truths about America's birth pangs. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Once portrayed as forbidden and sinister, woods and unvarnished vistas were now divine, and the pioneers within were admired for their place therein.
This was Romanticism on full blast, and it was just getting started. Within a few short years the literary and artistic markets were filled with prose, poems, paintings, and lithographs dedicated to the pioneer Cooper helped reinvent: They were an American-styled Moses, forging forests into towns that begot cities that begot states, propelling the American people into promised lands. And we see less malignant outgrowths of the Pioneers elsewhere in the political realm, too: The idea of the pioneer was already so much bigger, so much more alluring than any reality: Washington, and space age pioneer John Glenn.
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By recasting the pioneer, Cooper elevated a lamentable, pitiable character into a hero who shaped the American identity, for better or for worse. A perfect post to leave you with as we head into the long weekend.
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