Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Evolution of the Western Hero in the Age of Early Mass Publishing

For my History 4004 students, here are some links to materials we will be looking at in class as we discuss the Jesse James mythology and its origins . They are well worth a look yourself if you are interested. The Jesse James books are so-called "dime novels" from the late 19th-century, precursors to the pulps that featured the superheroes.

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