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In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the Anglo-American Imagination, 1780-1860
     

In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the Anglo-American Imagination, 1780-1860

by Edward Watts
 

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In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the Anglo-American Imagination, 1780-1860

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In This Remote Country: French Colonial Culture in the Anglo-American Imagination, 1780-1860

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From the Publisher
"[An] intriguing book. . . . A remarkable array of nineteenth-century sources. . . . An especially rich analysis."
Indiana Magazine of History

"A major contribution to contemporary scholarship. . . . A fascinating and authoritative study."
Journal of American Studies

"Beautifully written and rich both in original research and in cogent critiques of U.S. imperialist ideology."
Modern Philology

"Packed with many stimulating insights. . . . Watts has something important to say to a very wide audience. . . A powerful argument about the importance of colonial representations in a postcolonial world."
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

"[An] intriguing book. . . . A remarkable array of nineteenth-century sources. . . . An especially rich analysis."

— Indiana Magazine of History

"A major contribution to contemporary scholarship. . . . A fascinating and authoritative study."

— Journal of American Studies

"Burgeoning interest in early modern France's colonial enterprise is enhanced by [this] . . . study. . . . Original."
American Historical Review

"Offers a compelling analysis of US expansion to and gradual hegemony in the old Northwest and the Mississippi River Valley."
CHOICE

"A remarkable contribution. It deserves a wide readership among scholars of nineteenth-century literature and historians."
Michigan Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807857625
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/18/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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A major contribution to contemporary scholarship. . . . A fascinating and authoritative study.--Journal of American Studies

In This Remote Country is an important contribution to the burgeoning literature on the imperial dimension of United States history. Edward Watts' fascinating study of representations of eighteenth-century French colonists in nineteenth-century American narratives underscores the existence of multiple models of nation-building in the post-colonial republic.--Andrew Cayton, Miami University of Ohio

An important book going well beyond its subtitle. . . . Valuable . . . [a] nuanced reading of contemporary literary and historical texts.--Journal of the West

Burgeoning interest in early modern France's colonial enterprise is enhanced by [this] . . . study. . . . Original.--American Historical Review

[An] intriguing book. . . . A remarkable array of nineteenth-century sources. . . . An especially rich analysis.--Indiana Magazine of History

Beautifully written and rich both in original research and in cogent critiques of U.S. imperialist ideology.--Modern Philology

A remarkable contribution. It deserves a wide readership among scholars of nineteenth-century literature and historians.--Michigan Historical Review

Offers a compelling analysis of US expansion to and gradual hegemony in the old Northwest and the Mississippi River Valley.--CHOICE

Packed with many stimulating insights. . . . Watts has something important to say to a very wide audience. . . A powerful argument about the importance of colonial representations in a postcolonial world.--Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

On one level, this study is valuable as a project of recovery, restoring to nineteenth-century discourse forgotten voices of protest and alternative visions of national character. On another level, it represents a contribution to current theoretical debates regarding the relevance of postcolonial theory to American studies. Its careful attention to the specific historical, political, and cultural dynamics of America's colonial, postcolonial, and imperial development is the work of a mature scholar with a broad historical and theoretical perspective and a firm mastery of his subject.--Susan Scheckel, Stony Brook University

Meet the Author

Edward Watts is professor of English at Michigan State University. He is author or coeditor of four books, including An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture.

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