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From the fallen tree : frontier narratives, environmental politics, and the roots of a national pastoral, 1749-1826

Author: Thomas Hallock
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anglo-American writers in the revolutionary era used pastoral images to places themselves as native to the continent, argues Thomas Hallock in this text. Beginning in the mid-18th century, he shows  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hallock, Thomas.
From the fallen tree.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)608691086
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hallock
ISBN: 0807828203 9780807828205 0807854913 9780807854914
OCLC Number: 52091287
Description: xix, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Closing the wilderness, opening the frontier --
I: The western text --
1. The imagined west: Lewis Evans --
2. The contested west: John Filson's Kentucke --
II: Improvement --
3. Textual boundaries, discursive control: stories of the land in the Susquehanna Valley --
4. Jefferson's nature and the Trans-Appalachian west: notes on the state of Virginia --
III: Protégés --
5. Collaboration, incorporation, and environmental discourse: Lewis and Clark, Jane Colden --
6. On the borders of a new world: William Bartram's Travels --
IV: Settlement and appropriation --
7. Reversing the revolution through nature: Anne Grant, Timothy Dwight --
8. Disappearance and romance: Cooper's The Pioneers.
Responsibility: Thomas Hallock.
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"A fascinating look at early republican letters. . . . Provides a thorough 'greening' of a neglected field of early American print. . . . Well-written and deeply researched." -- "American Literature"

 
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