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Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West

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"In this critical biography, Susan Lee Johnson braids together lives over time and space, telling tales of two white women who, in the 1960s, wrote books about the fabled frontiersman Christopher 'Kit' Carson: Quantrille McClung, a Denver librarian who compiled the Carson-Bent-Boggs Genealogy, and Kansas-born but Washington, D.C.- and Chicago-based Bernice Blackwelder, a singer on stage and radio, a CIA employee, and the author of Great Westerner: The Story of Kit Carson. In the 1970s, as once-celebrated figures like Carson ...

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Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West
2020, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781469658834

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