Discoverers, explorers, settlers : diligent writers of early America (Book, 1989) [WorldCat.org]
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Discoverers, explorers, settlers : diligent writers of early America

Author: Wayne Franklin
Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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"Send those on land that will show themselves diligent writers." So urged the "sailing instructions" prepared for explorer Henry Hudson. With distinctive command of the primary texts created by such "diligent writers" as Columbus, William Bradford, and Thomas Jefferson, Wayne Franklin describes how the New World was created from their new words. The long verbal discovery of America, he asserts, entailed both advance  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Franklin
ISBN: 0226260720 9780226260723
OCLC Number: 1159809944
Notes: Includes index.
Paperback.
Description: 266 p. : 30 halftones ; 23x15x2 cm.
Responsibility: Wayne Franklin.

Abstract:

"Send those on land that will show themselves diligent writers." So urged the "sailing instructions" prepared for explorer Henry Hudson. With distinctive command of the primary texts created by such "diligent writers" as Columbus, William Bradford, and Thomas Jefferson, Wayne Franklin describes how the New World was created from their new words. The long verbal discovery of America, he asserts, entailed both advance and retreat, sudden insights and blind insistence on old ways of seeing. The discoverers, explorers, and settlers depicted America in words--or via maps, tables, and landscape views--as a complex spatial and political entity, a place where ancient formula and current fact were inevitably at odds.

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