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Mythmakers of the American dream

the nostalgic vision in popular culture

by Wiley Lee Umphlett

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Published by Bucknell University Press, Cornwall Books in Lewisburg [Pa.], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Popular culture -- United States.,
    • Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States.,
    • American literature -- History and criticism.,
    • Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.,
    • National characteristics, American.,
    • Myth in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWiley Lee Umphlett.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE169.1 .U52 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191 p., [12] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4752092M
      ISBN 100838731236, 084534739X
      LC Control Number78075342

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