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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor

Davy Crockett
(1786-1836)





Texts
In the Heath Anthology
The Crockett Almanacs
      A Pretty Predicament (1836)  [n.b., 1835-36]
      Crockett's Daughters (1836)  [n.b., 1835-36]
      Sunrise in His Pocket (1836)  [n.b., 1835-36]

Other Works
Sketches and Eccentricities of Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee (Matthew St. Claire Clark) (1833)
Georgia Scenes (1835)



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Links

"Be always sure you are right, then go ahead."
(http://www.americanwest.com/pages/davycroc.htm)
A biography focusing on his place in the American West.

David Crockett
(http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/projects/price/acrocket.htm)
A scanned portrait and biography.

Davy Crockett's Speech to Congress
(http://www.towson.edu/~duncan/crockett.html)
The complete text of Crockett's speech.

Frontier Hero
(http://www.thehistorynet.com/WildWest/articles/1999/0299_text.htm)
An historical/biographical essay about Crockett by Paul Andrew Hutton, University of New Mexico.


Secondary Sources

Walter Blair, Native American Humor, 1800-1900, 1937

Carolyn S. Brown, The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature, 1987

W. Bedford Clark and W. Craig Turner, eds., Critical Essays on American Humor, 1984

Hennig Cohen and William B. Dillingham, eds., Humor of the Old Southwest, 1975

M. Thomas Inge, ed., The Frontier Humorists: Critical Views, 1975

Franklin J. Meine, Tall Tales of the Southwest, 1930

Elton Miles, Southwest Humorists, 1969

Constance Rourke, American Humor: A Study of the National Character, 1931

Louis D. Rubin, ed., The Comic Imagination in American Literature, 1973

Neil Schmitz, Of Huck and Alice: Humorous Writing in American Literature, 1983

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, "Davy Crockett as Trickster: Pornography, Liminality, and Symbolic Inversion in Victorian America," in Disorderly Conduct, 1985

Spirit of the Times: A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage, 1831-61




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