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Parrish, Susan Scott

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Works: 11 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 2,736 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
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Most widely held works by Susan Scott Parrish
American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world by Susan Scott Parrish( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how various people in the British colonies understood and represented the natural world around them from the late sixteenth century through the eighteenth. The author uncovers early descriptions of American natural phenomena as well as clues to how people in the colonies construed their own identities through the natural world
The flood year 1927 : a cultural history by Susan Scott Parrish( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which covered nearly thirty thousand square miles across seven states, was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history. Due to the speed of new media and the slow progress of the flood, this was the first environmental disaster to be experienced on a mass scale. As it moved from north to south down an environmentally and technologically altered valley, inundating plantations and displacing more than half a million people, the flood provoked an intense and lasting cultural response. The Flood Year 1927 draws from newspapers, radio broadcasts, political cartoons, vaudeville, blues songs, poetry, and fiction to show how this event took on public meanings. Americans at first seemed united in what Herbert Hoover called a "great relief machine," but deep rifts soon arose. Southerners, pointing to faulty federal levee design, decried the attack of Yankee water. The condition of African American evacuees in "concentration camps" prompted pundits like W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells to warn of the return of slavery to Dixie. And environmentalists like Gifford Pinchot called the flood "the most colossal blunder in civilized history." Susan Scott Parrish examines how these and other key figures--from entertainers Will Rogers, Miller & Lyles, and Bessie Smith to authors Sterling Brown, William Faulkner, and Richard Wright--shaped public awareness and collective memory of the event. The crises of this period that usually dominate historical accounts are war and financial collapse, but The Flood Year 1927 enables us to assess how mediated environmental disasters became central to modern consciousness" -- From the publisher
The history and present state of Virginia by Robert Beverley( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: While in London in 1705, Robert Beverley wrote and published The History and Present State of Virginia, one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. Like his brother-in-law William Byrd II, Beverley was a scion of Virginia's planter elite, personally ambitious and at odds with royal governors in the colony. As a native-born American--most famously claiming "I am an Indian"--He provided English readers with the first thoroughgoing account of the province's past, natural history, Indians, and current politics and society. In this new edition, Susan Scott Parrish situates Beverley and his History in the context of the metropolitan-provincial political and cultural issues of his day and explores the many contradictions embedded in his narrative. Parrish's introduction and the accompanying annotation, along with a fresh transcription of the 1705 publication and a more comprehensive comparison of emendations in the 1722 edition, will open Beverley's History to new, twenty-first-century readings by students of transatlantic history, colonialism, natural science, literature, and ethnohistory
Environment and the natural world by Susan Scott Parrish( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of science by Susan Scott Parrish( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual art and representations by Susan Scott Parrish( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of curiosity: British and British-American natural histories of the New World in the colonial period by Susan Scott Parrish( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diasporic African sources of Enlightenment knowledge by Susan Scott Parrish( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science, nature, race by Susan Scott Parrish( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The female opossum and the nature of the New World by Susan Scott Parrish( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Avoiding imposture : Robert Beverley and the colonial rhetoric of the "true history" by Susan Scott Parrish( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world
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Parrish, Susan Scott

Scott Parrish, Susan

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English (28)

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