Category - American myths

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Problems of Foundational Myths – Part 2

Problems of Foundational Myths – Part 2 (Context shaping American myths) Franklin W. Knight, PhD   (9 April 2021) — All American societies represent the continual immigration of people from every continent and nation all over the globe. American societies are quintessential migration societies. The modern immigration began with the adventure – or some world say, misadventure, of Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) in 1492.These immigrants came with a variety of skills and...

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Problems of Foundational Myths – Part 1

Problems of Foundational Myths – Part 1 (Context shaping American myths) Franklin W. Knight, PhD (04 April 2021) — Every country has important foundational myths. These myths, apart from providing a congealing narrative of the origins of that particular society, usually set the broad parameters of social conduct as well as determine the centrifugal forces of community cohesion. Successful foundational myths, however, require constant updating to respond to changing times and altered...