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Colonial Writing in the New World 1583-1671 offers an account of the simultaneous emergence of colonialism and nationalism during the early modern period. It looks at the role that English interactions with native populations played in attempts to articulate a coherent English identity. Unlike most other studies of the subject, it suggests that colonialism is best understood as a phenomenon that had profound significance for people on both sides of the Atlantic.Read more
- This book brings earlier colonial writings together with later ones, and links historical moments that have hitherto been seen as separate and distinct
- Will capitalize on interest in postcolonial studies
- Relates colonialism to nationalism: has a chapter examining Ireland as counterexample to other English colonies
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"an astute combination of close reading and contextual knowledge." william and Mary QuarterlySee more reviews
"a valuable book...Scanlan's Colonial Writings and the New World can provide useful starting ideas for various studies of colonialism." Early American Literture: Volume 36
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- Date Published: December 2006
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521035194
- length: 264 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 151 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.398kg
- contains: 11 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
1. The allegorical structure of colonial desire
2. Fear and love: two versions of Protestant ambivalence
3. Forging the nation: the Irish problem
4. Preaching the nation: the sermon as promotion
5. Love and shame: Roger Williams and A Key into the Language of America
6. Fear and self-loathing: John Eliot's Indian Dialogues
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