Re: RARA-AVIS: Race Williams and the KKK

From: George Upper (
Date: 22 May 2001

--- Mark Sullivan <> wrote:
> Okay, so you've batted down my argument about the
> cowboy being the most
> original American icon, what about the jazz man or
> Elvis?

Same answer. Although I suppose that I could argue that Elvis was made--certainly, his image has been fictionalized to a great extent--both of these images derive from actual sources in the real world. I mean, we could posit Ben Franklin, or the Robber Barons, or MacArthur or someone as well, but it would be the same--all of these have actual real-world connections.
 Terry Mack (CJD's first PI) was a complete fiction--not without his precendents, of course, but even those precedents were, for the most part, fictional.


===== George C. Upper III UNC-Greensboro
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