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Subject matter : technology, the body, and science on the Anglo-American frontier, 1500-1676

Author: Joyce E Chaplin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001.
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"With this reinterpretation of early cultural encounters between the English and American natives, Joyce E. Chaplin thoroughly alters our historical view of the origins of English presumptions of racial superiority, and of the role science and technology played in shaping these notions. By placing the history of science and medicine at the very center of the story of early English colonization, Chaplin shows how  Read more...
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Chaplin, Joyce E.
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Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00050028
(OCoLC)45209082
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce E Chaplin
ISBN: 9780674029439 0674029437
OCLC Number: 647959075
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 411 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgment Prologue: Noses, or the Tip of the Problem PART I: Approaching America, 1500-1585 1. Transatlantic Background 2. Technology versus Idolatry? PART II: Invading America, 1585-1660 3. No Magic Bullets: Archery, Ethnography, and Military Intelligence 4. Domesticating America 5. Death and the Birth of Race PART III: Conquering America, 1640-1676 6. How Improvement Trumped Hybridity 7. Gender and the Artificial Indian Body 8. Matter and Manitou Coda Notes Index
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