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Future history : global fantasies in seventeenth-century American and British writings

Author: Kristina Bross
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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'Future History' analyzes English and American writings that imagine England on a global stage well before England became an empire or the United States became a global power. Through close readings, historical contextualization, application of archival theory, and careful speculation, the work traces the ways that English and American writers imagined the East Indies and the West Indies as interconnected.
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Bross, Kristina.
Future history.
2017
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Bross
ISBN: 9780190665166 0190665165
OCLC Number: 1023120417
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2017.
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title (2018).
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction- "America is as properly East as China"Chapter 1- "A Universall Monarchy": Millennialism, Translatio and the Global ImaginationCoda- Tis Done!Chapter 2- "Of the New-World a new discoverie": Thomas Gage Breaks the Space-Time ContinuumCoda-"A Query"Chapter 3- "These Shall Come from Far": Global Networks of FaithCoda- A Nonantum LifeChapter 4- "Why should you be so furious?": Global Fantasies of ViolenceCoda- "Wicked Weed"Chapter 5- "Would India had beene never knowne": Wives Tales in the Global English ArchiveEpilogue- Unmanning England in Dryden's AmboynaBibliography
Responsibility: Kristina Bross.
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