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Davy Crockett's Riproarious Shemales and Sentimental Sisters: Women's Tall Tales from the Crockett Almanacs, 1835-1856

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ISBN 10: 0811704998 / ISBN 13: 9780811704991
Published by Stackpole Books, 2001
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. Dust Jacket is in a removable, clear plastic (Brodart) protector. Stated First Edition, with number line. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001353349

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Title: Davy Crockett's Riproarious Shemales and ...

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket.

Edition: 1st Edition

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Conceived as a marketing device by nineteenth-century publishers hoping to gain a share of the lucrative almanac market, The Crockett Almanacs became the best-selling and longest-running series of comic almanacs published in the United States before the Civil War. Michael Lofaro explores one of the Almanacs' most entertaining and intriguing aspects: the adventures of backwoods women. Their portrayals, which range from the heroic to the satiric, from the comic to the sentimental, create uproarious laughter and provoke serious commentary-often in the same tale.

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Michael Lofaro has published numerous works on frontier America including The Life and Adventures of Daniel Boone; Davy Crockett: The Man, The Legend, The Legacy 1786-1986, Crockett at Two Hundred; and The Tall Tales of Davy Crockett: The Second Nashville Series of Crockett Almanacs 1839-1841. He is a professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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