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Possible Pasts: Becoming Colonial in Early America

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Publisher Comments:

Possible Pasts represents a landmark in early American studies, bringing to that field the theoretical richness and innovative potential of the scholarship on colonial discourse and postcolonial theory. Drawing on the methods and interpretive insights of history, anthropology, history of art, folklore, and textual analysis, its authors explore the cultural processes by which individuals and societies become colonial. Rather than define early America in terms of conventional geographical, chronological, or subdisciplinary boundaries, their essays span landscapes from New England to Peru, time periods from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, and topics from religion to race and novels to nationalism.<P>In his introduction Robert Blair St. George offers an overview of the genealogy of ideas and key terms appearing in the book. Part I then challenges readers to rethink the meaning of "early America" and its relation to postcolonial theory. In Part II essays explore how both Europeans and native peoples viewed such concepts as dissent, witchcraft, family piety, and race. The construction of individual identity and agency in Philadelphia is the focus of Part III. Finally, Part IV considers the ways in which political authority and gendered resistance were established in early America.

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A collection of essays by American anthropologists, historians, and literary and English scholars addressing the reinterpretation of American colonial history using contemporary critical methods. Themes addressed include artistic representation, penal policy, witchcraft, native missionaries, gender, and nationalism.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780801483929
Editor:
St George, Robert Blair
Other:
Omohundro Institute Of Early American Hi
Editor:
St George, Robert Blair
Author:
Robert Blair St. George
Author:
St George, Robert Blair
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
America
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
Culture diffusion
Subject:
âEtats-Unis
Subject:
Amâerique
Subject:
Conflit culturel
Subject:
Diffusion culturelle
Subject:
Communication interculturelle
Subject:
âEducation au dâeveloppement
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
America History To 1810.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.92x6.10x1.02 in. 1.31 lbs.

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