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American travel and empire

Author: Susan P Castillo; David Seed
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2009.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan P Castillo; David Seed
ISBN: 9781846311802 1846311802
OCLC Number: 800531655
Description: ix, 285 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Notes on ContributorsIntroduction1. What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America (Donald Ross)2. 'The Lies of a Distant Traveller'? The Travel Writing of Louis de Hennepin3. French Representation of Niagra: From Hennepin to Butor (Charles Forsdick)4. 'Come to these Arcadian Regions where there is Room for Millions': Citizen Imlay and the Empire in the West (Will Verhoeven)5. The Conquest of Antiguity: The Travelling Empire of John Lloyd Stephens (Gesa Mackenthum)6. 'A Confusion of Unwashed and Shabbily Dressed People': Nineteenth-Century Americans and Urban Britain (Shirley Foster)7. Sunny Tropic Scene's: US Travel Writers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Peter Hulme)8. Henry James and the 'Swelling Act of the Imperial Theme' (Peter Rawlings)9. The Pacifist Traveller: Kate Crane-Gartz (Tim Young)10. American Ambassadors: Travellers in the Cold War (David Seed)11. In the Missionary Position: Emily Prager in China (Judie Newman)BibliographyIndex
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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