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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
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView 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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Burnham
ISBN: 9780198840893 0198840896 0192577581 9780192577580
OCLC Number: 1105603206
Description: xvii, 282 Seiten
Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: Transoceanic AmericaPart One: Connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic1: Narrative: Trade and Time in Early Pacific Travel Writing2: Numbers: Calculation and Speculation in the Eighteenth-Century Novel3: Politics: Violence and Gender in the Revolutionary Pacific4: Circles: Seduction and Rebellion in The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman5: Coils: Global Politics and Economic Futurity in Ormond6: Cycles: Atlantic Slavery and Pacific Botany in Obi7: Circuits: Female Bodies and Capitalist Drive in Secret HistoryEpilogue: Towards a Transoceanic American Literary History
Series Title: Oxford studies in American literary history
Responsibility: Michelle Burnham.

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