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Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America

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"Send those on land that will show themselves diligent writers." So urged the "sailing instructions" prepared for explorer Henry Hudson. With distinctive command of the primary texts created by such "diligent writers" as Columbus, William Bradford, and Thomas Jefferson, Wayne Franklin describes how the New World was created from their new words. The long verbal discovery of America, he asserts, entailed both advance and retreat, sudden insights and blind insistence on old ways of seeing. The discoverers, explorers, and settlers depicted America in words—or via maps, tables, and landscape views—as a complex spatial and political entity, a place where ancient formula and current fact were inevitably at odds.

Table of Contents

List of Plates

Acknowledgments

Prologue

Introduction: Language and Event in New World History

1. Discovery Narrative

An Adventure of the Eye Alone

2. Exploratory Narrative

Many Goodly Tokens

3. Settlement Narrative

Like an Ancient Mother

Conclusion

Epilogue: A Wilderness of Books

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226260716
Subtitle:
The Diligent Writers of Early America
Author:
Franklin, Wayne
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
America
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
America In literature.
Subject:
Amâerica en la literatura
Subject:
North America
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
OEA/Ser.L
Publication Date:
19891030
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
30 halftones
Pages:
266

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