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Politicized History and James Fenimore Cooper

I just finished reading James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (LotM) as part of my study for my qualifying exam.  The Oxford edition of the novel includes an introduction and historical essay by John McWilliams. McWilliams writes, The opposing degrees of truth connoted by the very words ‘history’ and ‘fiction’ mislead us when those words…… Continue reading Politicized History and James Fenimore Cooper