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American travel and empire

Author: Susan P Castillo; David Seed
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. the tacit assumptions of cultural or economic hegemony underlying U.S. or European  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
American travel and empire.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)649091630
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan P Castillo; David Seed
ISBN: 9781846311802 1846311802
OCLC Number: 263994632
Description: ix, 285 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What are we doing here? Scenarios for early English colonies in North America / Donald Ross --
'The lies of a distant traveler'? The travel writing of Louis de Hennepin --
French representations of Niagara: from Hennepin to Butor / Charles Forsdick --
'Come to these Arcadian regions where there is room for millions': citizen Imlay and the empire in the west / Will Verhoeven --
The conquest of antiquity: the travelling empire of John Lloyd Stephens --
'A confusion of unwashed and shabbily dressed people': nineteenth-century Americans and urban Britain / Shirley Foster --
Sunny tropic scenes: US travel writers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba / Peter Hulme --
Henry James and the 'Swelling act of the imperial theme' / Peter Rawlings --
The pacifist traveller: Kate Crane-Gartz / Tim Youngs --
American ambassadors: travellers in the Cold War / David Seed --
In the missionary position: Emily Prager in China / Judie Newman.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Castillo and David Seed.

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This expansive and diverse collection demonstrates that the concept of empire was, as it continues to be, a formative and framing presence in American travel writing. * Journal of American Studies, Read more...

 
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