Abstract

Abstract:

In The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, author David McCullough tells a story of the white heroes who settled the Ohio Territory. McCullough describes a story of intrepid pioneers with noble intentions who endeavored to advance the American Dream. His work, however, ignores decades of historical scholarship that challenge such triumphant narratives and reveal the darker consequences of American exceptionalism. By excluding recent scholarship, McCullough's work excuses the violence of settler colonialism and fails to capture the complex history of this region.

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ISSN
1553-0620
Print ISSN
0275-1275
Pages
pp. 209-216
Launched on MUSE
2021-06-02
Open Access
No
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