Literary Hangover is a podcast, released twice on Saturdays each month, in which Matt Lech and his friends chat about fiction and the historical, social, and political forces behind the creation of it and represented by it.

40 - The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon by John Filson (1784)

Alex, Grace, and Matt discuss The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon by John Filson, the seminal text in the creation of the Daniel Boone myth of the American hunter. Who underwrote Boone's expeditions? This bas relief of Boone and why the US state would memorialize him as an "indian killer." Also this is Lord Dunmore.

Intro song: Daniel Boone by Pixies

Morgan, Robert. 2008. Boone: a biography

Faragher, John Mack. 1992. Daniel Boone: the life and legend of an American pioneer.

Slotkin, Richard. 2006. Regeneration through violence: the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.