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America's First Black SocialistThe Radical Life of Peter H. Clark$
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Nikki M. Taylor

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813140773

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.001.0001

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“A Painted Lie”

“A Painted Lie”

Autobiography and Historical Memory

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(p.225) Chapter Ten “A Painted Lie”
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America's First Black Socialist
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Nikki M. Taylor

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.003.0011

This chapter is about historical memory. It examines Clark’s attempts to construct his own historical legacy by myth-making and constructing fictive kinships, including falsifying consanguineous relationships to William Clark the explorer and War of 1812 veterans.

Keywords:   Fictive kinships, Memory, Biography, William Clark, Explorer, Battle of Lake Erie, American history, legacy

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