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Creating a Mythistory: Texas Historians in the Nineteenth Century

@inproceedings{McLemore1998CreatingAM,
  title={Creating a Mythistory: Texas Historians in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Laura Lyons McLemore},
  year={1998}
}
Many historians have acknowledged the temptation to portray people as they see themselves and wish to be seen, blending history and ideology. The result is "mythistory." Twentieth century Texas writers and historians, remarking upon the exceptional durability of the Texas mythistory that emerged from the nineteenth century, have questioned its resistance to revision throughout the twentieth century. By placing the writing of Texas history within the context of American and European intellectual…