The University of Wisconsin Press

Popular Culture


A Pillar of Fire to Follow
American Indian Dramas, 1808–1859
Priscilla Sears

Popular Press

A Pillar of Fire to Follow concerns the Indian dramas, a series of popular, nineteenth-century American melodramas that deal with the interaction of Indians and Anglo-Europeans. Priscilla Sears has analyzed these works from a mythological point of view, concentrating on the myths of Indian and Anglo-European identity and destiny and the ways in which they relieve the guilt emanating from contemporary Indian policy and the symbolic betrayal of fathers.

Media & bookseller inquiries regarding review copies, events, and interviews can be directed to the publicity department at or (608) 263-0734. (If you want to examine a book for possible course use, please see our Course Books page. If you want to examine a book for possible rights licensing, please see Rights & Permissions.)

Cover of book is red with a sketch of a face in the sky.

LC: 81-085523 PS
150 pp. 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-87972-193-0
Cloth $29.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-194-7
Paper $12.95 t

Add titles to your shopping cart by clicking on the "Add this book to cart" link above. You can submit your order electronically, paying for it with your credit card.
Click here for a further explanation of the shopping cart feature

Never ordered from us before?
Read this first.

Home | Books | Journals | Events | Textbooks | Authors | Related | Search | Order | Contact

If you have trouble accessing any page in this web site, contact our Web manager.

Updated February 5, 2010

© 2010, The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System