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Fatal revolutions : natural history, West Indian slavery, and the routes of American literature

Author: Christopher P Iannini; Omohundro Institute of early American history and culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Publisher: Chapel Hill (N.C.) : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
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Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher P Iannini; Omohundro Institute of early American history and culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
ISBN: 9780807835562 0807835560
OCLC Number: 820652741
Description: 1 vol. (IX-296 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Strange things, occult relations : emblem and narrative in Hans Sloane's Voyage to- Jamaica ; Fatal latitudes : the poetics of West Indian "improvement" in Mark Catesby's Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands ; "The itinerant man" : Crèvecoeur's Caribbean, Raynal's revolution, and the fate of Atlantic cosmopolitanism ; "All the West-Indian weeds" : William Bartram's Travels and the natural history of the Floridas ; Notes on the state of Virginia, the Haitian Revolution, and the return of epistolarity ; The birds of America and the specter of Caribbean accumulation ; Humboldt's Havana.
Responsibility: Christopher P. Iannini.
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