The Wadsworth Themes American Literature Series, 1492-1820 Theme 3: Empire, Science, and Economy in the Americas / Edition 1by Jay Parini, Ralph Bauer
Pub. Date: 05/19/2008
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the… See more details below
The first thematic series published for American literature, THE WADSWORTH THEMES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE SERIES is currently comprised of 21 themes spanning the time period normally covered in the two-semester American literature survey course--1492 to the present. Each carefully edited booklet centers on a core issue of the period with attention given to the development of key themes. Each thematic booklet offers an introductory contextual essay, a variety of literary perspectives, headnotes and footnotes, along with a variety of visual elements. The first sequence of booklets, edited by Ralph Bauer, spans the colonial period from the arrival of Columbus in the New World through 1820, a time of immense fluidity and dynamic cultural exchange. Bauer is a pioneering scholar who takes a hemispheric approach to the era, looking at the crush of cultures--Spanish, English, Dutch, German, and French. Each of these European powers sent colonial missions across the Atlantic Ocean, and the collision of these cultures with each other and with the Native American population (itself diverse and complicated) was combustive.
- Cengage Learning
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- Wadsworth Themes in American Literature: 1492-1820 Ser.
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- New Edition
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- 7.05(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.20(d)
Table of Contents
Richard Ligon (1585-1662). A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados. James Grainger (1721-1766). From The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. William Bartram (1739-1823). From Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida. Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz (ca. 1695-1758). From The History of Louisiana. Jorge Juan (1713-1773) and Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795). From Secret Expedition to Peru. Alonso Carrio de la Vandera (1715-1783). From A Guide for Blind Travelers. Alejandro Malaspina (1754-1810). From The Accounts of the Malaspina Expedition from Acapulco to Alaska.
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