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By Richard W. Etulain


This exhaustive bibliographical reference may be the first cease for an individual trying to find Calamity Jane in print, movie, or photograph—and eager to understand how trustworthy these assets might be. Richard W. Etulain, popular western-U.S. historian and the writer of a up to date biography of this charismatic determine, enumerates and assesses the main worthy resources on Calamity Jane’s existence and legend in newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and flicks, in addition to ancient and executive archives.

Etulain starts off with a short biography of Martha Canary, aka Calamity Jane (1856–1903), then analyzes the origins and development of her legends. The assets, Etulain exhibits, exhibit 3 types of Calamity Jane. within the most well-liked one, she used to be a Wild lady of the outdated West who helped push a roaring frontier via its ultimate levels. this can be the Calamity Jane who fought Indians, marched with the army, and took at the undesirable men. Early in her lifestyles she additionally was hoping to include the pioneer girl, looking marriage and a sturdy kin and residential. a 3rd, later model made up of Calamity an angel of mercy who reached out to the bad and nursed smallpox sufferers nobody else might help.

The hyperbolic journalism of the outdated West, in addition to dime novels and the stretchers Calamity herself instructed in her interviews and autobiography, formed her legends via a lot of the 20th century. some of the sensational early money owed of Calamity’s existence, Etulain notes, have been according to rumor and rumour. In illuminating the function of the Deadwood Dick dime novel sequence and different pulp fiction in shaping what we know—or imagine we know—of the yank West, Etulain underscores considered one of his attention-grabbing issues: the ability of renowned culture.

The made from two decades’ exertions sifting truth from falsehood or distortion, this bibliography and reader’s consultant comprises short discussions of approximately each item’s contents, besides a terse, unique review of its reliability.

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