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We may as well acknowledge that only the few read history as a recreation. To the world at large, the picture of the Past will always be dim, save as illumined by the masters of romance. Their presentation is often false in portraiture, incident, perspective — facts being more or less distorted to suit the whim of the artist; but, although lacking in accuracy, their tableaux are popularly accepted as true, and so vividly painted are they that historians seek in vain to correct them.
Livre de Lyon
history, history of America, Mississippi Valley History
American Studies | Latin American History
Thwaites, Reuben Gold, "The Romance of Mississippi Valley History" (2016). Social, Humanity and Administrative Sciences. 17.