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Ruins, revolution, and manifest destiny : John Lloyd Stephens creates the Maya

Author: William E Lenz
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2013] ©2013
Series: Travel writing across the disciplines, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As American literary and cultural scholars reconsider the foundations of U.S. relations with other nations, Ruins, Revolution, and Manifest Destiny: John Lloyd Stephens Creates the Maya locates in Stephensâ€TMs immensely popular nineteenth-century travel narratives (1841, 1843) the sources of American perceptions of Central America and contributes directly to current redefinitions of American nationalism, Manifest  Read more...
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Lenz, William E.
Ruins, revolution, and manifest destiny.
New York : Peter Lang, [2013]
(DLC) 2013005253
(OCoLC)830992448
Named Person: John L Stephens; John L Stephens
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William E Lenz
ISBN: 9781453911228 1453911227
OCLC Number: 865096971
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Prologue: In the footsteps of John Lloyd Stephens --
Personal identity, national mythology --
Reading reviews, reading cultural values --
Appropriating the Maya --
Reading is believing --
Seeing the Maya in the parlor --
Reading Catherwood's views --
Epilogue: The footsteps form a circle.
Series Title: Travel writing across the disciplines, v. 15.
Responsibility: William E. Lenz.

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