The Resource Imagined empires : Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American literature, 1771-1876, Eric Wertheimer

Imagined empires : Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American literature, 1771-1876, Eric Wertheimer

Label
Imagined empires : Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American literature, 1771-1876
Title
Imagined empires
Title remainder
Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American literature, 1771-1876
Statement of responsibility
Eric Wertheimer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imagined Empires demonstrates that early American culture took great interest in South American civilizations, especially the Incas and Aztecs, and in so doing made a statement about the role of the United States as an empire in the emerging political order of New World colonies and states. In this examination of works by Philip Freneau, Joel Barlow, William Prescott, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman, the long-contested concept of "indigenous origins" is given expanded meaning beyond traditional critiques of American culture. Eric Wertheimer recovers the Incas and Aztecs in Anglo-American literature, and thus sheds new light on national sovereignty, identity, and the development of an American history narrative
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wertheimer, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.I47
LC item number
W47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Aztecs in literature
  • Incas in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Colonies dans la littérature
  • Indiens d'Amérique dans la littérature
  • Aztèques dans la littérature
  • Incas dans la littérature
  • Impérialisme dans la littérature
  • Amérique dans la littérature
  • American literature
  • Aztecs in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Incas in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Literature
  • Literatur
  • America
  • America
  • USA
  • Inka (Volk, Motiv)
  • Azteken (Motiv)
  • Inkareich (Motiv)
Label
Imagined empires : Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American literature, 1771-1876, Eric Wertheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ancient America in the post-colonial national imaginary -- Commencements: pre-Columbian worlds and Philip Freneau's literature of American empire -- Diplomacy: Joel Barlow's scripting and subscripting of ancient America -- Noctography: Prescott's sketchings of Aztecs and Incas -- Mutations: Melville, representation, and South American history -- Passage: two rivulets and the obscurity of American maps
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780521622295
Lccn
98006475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38948147
  • (OCoLC)ocm38948147
Label
Imagined empires : Incas, Aztecs, and the New World of American literature, 1771-1876, Eric Wertheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ancient America in the post-colonial national imaginary -- Commencements: pre-Columbian worlds and Philip Freneau's literature of American empire -- Diplomacy: Joel Barlow's scripting and subscripting of ancient America -- Noctography: Prescott's sketchings of Aztecs and Incas -- Mutations: Melville, representation, and South American history -- Passage: two rivulets and the obscurity of American maps
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 243 pages
Isbn
9780521622295
Lccn
98006475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38948147
  • (OCoLC)ocm38948147

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