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Transoceanic America : risk, writing, and revolution in the global Pacific

Author: Michelle Burnham
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Oxford Studies in American Literary History Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the role of the Pacific Ocean in the American Revolution and its influence on early American culture and literature. It studies the transoceanic connections between the Pacific and Atlantic and the political and literary developments that accompanied the period's explosion in global maritime travel.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Burnham, Michelle.
Transoceanic America : Risk, Writing, and Revolution in the Global Pacific.
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Burnham
ISBN: 9780192577580 0192577581
OCLC Number: 1100767417
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Transoceanic America: Risk, Writing, and Revolution in the Global Pacific; Copyright; Dedication; Preface And Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; Introduction: transoceanic america; America between Oceans; The Liquidities of War Capitalism; Lines → Circles → Spirals; The Voyage Ahead; Part I: Connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic; 1: Narrative: Trade and time in early pacific travel writing; Pacific Travel and Pacific Travel Writing; Profit and Prolongation; Duration and Expectation; The Calculus of Risk; 2: Numbers: Calculation and speculation in the eighteenth-century novel Numerical Genres and Global TradeCalculative Certainty and Numerical Tables; Speculative Risk and Lottery Schemes; Gender and Disembodiment; 3: Politics: Violence and gender in the revolutionary pacific; Revolutionary Narrative; Pacific Revolts; Pacific Revolutions; From Nation to Empire; Embodiment and Commercial Violence; Gender and Risk from Below; Part II: Reading Novels across Oceans; 4: Circles: Seduction and revolution in the travels of hildebrand bowman; Cannibalism and Dismemberment; Human Senses and Stadial Theory; Feathers and Luxury; Revolution and Consumption Transoceanic Literary History and the Novel5: Coils: Financial speculation and global revolution in charles brockden brown's ormond; Philadelphia and China; Seduction and Speculation; The Revolutionary and Commercial Pacific; Expectation and Exploitation; 6: Cycles: Atlantic slavery and pacific botany in william earle's obi; Plants and Bodies; Jamaica and Tahiti; Seeds and Transplantation; Plants and Revolutions; Provisions and Infections; 7: Circuits: Female bodies and capitalist drive in leonora sansay's secret history; The Colony and the Wife; Atlantic Triangles and Pacific Circuits
Series Title: Oxford Studies in American Literary History Ser.
Responsibility: Michelle Burnham

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