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Inventing Americans in the age of discovery : narratives of encounter

Author: Michael Householder
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the linguistic, rhetorical, and literary innovations that emerged out of the encounters between Europeans and indigenous peoples of the Americas. Through analysis of six texts, this book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early accounts to 1600
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Householder
ISBN: 9780754667605 075466760X 9781409428879 1409428877
OCLC Number: 698027263
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: encounter, invention, narration --
Narrating encounter: The book of John Mandeville --
Translation, compilation, and triangulation: Richard Eden's invention of English discovery --
Evolutions of racial discourse: George Best and the narration of English-Inuit encounters, 1576-1578 --
Bruites and conspiracies: Ralph Lane's narration of native counter-intelligence --
"[Y]et hee so demeaned himselfe": John Smith's confidence games --
Terror and tears in New England: gender, violence, victimhood, and American identity --
Conclusion: the significance of encounter from an early Americanist perspective.
Responsibility: by Michael Householder.

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