Finding Colonial Americas: Essays Honoring J. A. Leo LeMay

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874137224
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 67.50 (w) x 92.50 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Finding Colonial Americas: An Introduction 11
J. A. Leo Lemay: A Sketch 19
Millennium's Darker Side: The Missionary Utopias of Franciscan New Spain and Puritan New England 33
Communion in Captivity: Torture, Martyrdom, and Gender in New France and New England 50
Ebenezer Cook's The Sot-Weed Factor: An Intercultural Reading 64
New Science and the Question of Identity in Eighteenth-Century British America 79
Caribbean Degeneracy and the Problem of Masculinity in Charles Brockden Brown's Ormond 104
"To Bring Mary-land into England": English Identities in Colonial American Writing 125
Richard Lewis's Poetics of Anti-Mercantilism 137
Genteel Confusion: Reading Class Structure in Dr. Alexander Hamilton's Itinerarium 153
The Reception of Dr. Alexander Hamilton's History of the Tuesday Club, Ten Years After 170
A Mock-Epic on Early American Methodism 183
The Sources and Significance of Joseph Dumbleton's "The Paper-Mill": Augustan American Poetics and the Culture of Print in Colonial Williamsburg 199
Under the Wisteria: The Topography of Sarah Wister's Commonplace Book 227
Franklin's Houses 249
Washington Allston and Ut Pictura Poesis: The Romantic Artist as Poet and Cultivated Intellectual 261
A Continental Poetics: Scientific Publishing and Scientific Society in Eighteenth-Century America 277
Benjamin Franklin, David Hume, Autobiography, and the Jealousy of Empire 292
Long Live La Difference: Humor and Sex in Franklin's Writings 307
"Much Depends Upon My Knowing": The Education of Polly Hewson 316
Benjamin Franklin's "Observations on the Means of Extinguishing a Fire": An Addition to the Franklin Canon 331
Thinking about Benjamin Franklin's Library 343
A Selective Guide to Printed Materials Relating to the Iconography and Artifacts of Benjamin Franklin 357
How Thomas Prince Read Captain John Smith 367
Thomas Jefferson, Protecting Privacy 379
Moving the Rock 387
The "Devil's Territories" or "The Preservation of the World"?: Thoreau's Subversion of Puritan Wilderness Discourse 403
Ivan Who?: A Second Look at the Other Book That Is Supposed to Have Started the Civil War 415
Notes on Contributors 434
J. A. Leo Lemay: A List of Scholarly Works to the Year 2000 439
Secondary Works Cited 448
Index 473
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