The Colonizer Abroad

The Colonizer Abroad

by Christopher McBride
     
 

Looking at a diverse series of authors—Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London—The Colonizer Abroad claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory

Overview

Looking at a diverse series of authors—Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London—The Colonizer Abroad claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415803434
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher McBride completed his Ph.D. in English in 2001 at the Claremont Graduate University, and is currently a member of the English faculty at Solano College. He has published articles on American conjure stories, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, and Mary Austin.

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