The Frontier American Dream - Research Article from Literary Themes: The American Dream

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The Frontier American Dream

Trailblazing the Legend of the American Dream

The story of Daniel Boone represents the legend of a true American hero. A pioneer who made a home in the wilderness, Boone wrote his own story in the early 1800s, detailing his life from 1769 to 1784. The second section of the book, written by Francis Lister Hawks, is an account of Boone's life from his childhood to his death in 1818. Boone's experiences with Native Americans and his tales of survival in the frontier establish Boone as the epitome of a free, confident, and independent American man.

A contemporary of Boone, Robert Montgomery Bird wrote Nick of the Woods, Or Adventures of Prairie Life in 1837; however, though the story deals with the settlement of Kentucky in the 1780s, an effort with which Boone was actively involved, Bird's novel is not based on biographical or autographical experiences...

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