James Fenimore Cooper

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Noun1.James Fenimore Cooper - United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)James Fenimore Cooper - United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
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Though the historical reconstruction in this chapter is quite exceptional, the conclusions drawn from the source materials are rather predictable, with Gunn insisting that "linguistic questions are, inevitably, racially valenced" (44) and that, in the specific literary example of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking novels, "themes of race" are developed "in light of language, and language in light of race" (49).
Cooper, in particular, set the scenes in his Leatherstocking novels with landscape features familiar to tourists and leisure travelers.
Cooper's notion of race-specific and gender-specific "gifts," particularly in The Pathfinder and The Deerslayer, indicates that the narrator of the Leatherstocking novels views equality as an uneven relationship determined by inborn qualities that he associates with sex and phenotype--and, perhaps, then merit.