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Before the West was West : critical essays on pre-1800 literature of the American frontiers

Author: Amy T Hamilton; Tom J Hillard
Publisher: Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy T Hamilton; Tom J Hillard
ISBN: 9780803256859 080325685X 9780803254893 080325489X 0803265328 9780803265325 080326531X 9780803265318
OCLC Number: 877851823
Description: xv, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Hunahpu to Hiawatha : the passion of corn and the sublimation of violence in native American mythmaking / Paul G. Zolbrod --
When the East was West : Vinland in the American imaginary / Annette Kolodny --
Accommodating presence : Esteban, Fray Marcos, and the problem of literary translation on the American frontier / Cassander L. Smith --
Captured by genre : Mary Rowlandson's Western imagination on the nineteenth-century frontier / John David Miles --
The royal frontier : colonist and native relations in Aphra Behn's Virginia / Rebecca M. Lush --
Frontier commonwealths : violence, private interest, and the public good in Hennepin's A new discovery of a vast country in America / David J. Peterson --
The bad guys wear tricornered hats : the Villasur Massacre of 1720 and the Segesser II hide painting in Spanish and French colonial literature / Gordon M. Sayre --
The removes of Harriot Stuart : Charlotte Lennox and the birth of the western / Marta Kvande and Sara Spurgeon --
Contrast and contradiction : the emergent West in Crèvecoeur's regional theory / Tara Penry --
The business of heaven and earth : toponymy and the imperial idyll in the Domínguez-Escalante journal of 1776 / George English Brooks --
An eighteenth-century narrative of encounter in the Trans-Mississippi West : Jean-Baptiste Trudeau on the Missouri river / Robert Woods Sayre --
Harmonizing the "West": Jefferson's account of Louisiana and American identity / Renaud Contini.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Amy T. Hamilton and Tom J. Hillard ; foreword by Michael P. Branch.
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"The insights into the `when' of the American West offered by this book are both timely and essential to our further understanding of how cultures developed in the contact zones of the northern parts Read more...

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