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Metaphors of dispossession : American beginnings and the translation of empire, 1492-1637, by Gesa Mackenthun

Label
Metaphors of dispossession : American beginnings and the translation of empire, 1492-1637
Title
Metaphors of dispossession
Title remainder
American beginnings and the translation of empire, 1492-1637
Statement of responsibility
by Gesa Mackenthun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this timely contribution to colonial studies, Gesa Mackenthun analyzes English and Spanish narratives of the "discovery" and colonization of America, from the Caribbean and Mexico north to Virginia and New England. She shows how Europeans wrote themselves into possession of America by translating their deep-seated colonial anxiety into the ideology of native savagery and rightful territorial ownership. The Europeans' metaphors of domination depended on silencing indigenous voices even as the writers pretended to record Native leaders. This series of theoretically informed readings includes Hernan Cortes and Motecuhzoma, Richard Hakluyt, Ralph Lane, Sir Walter Ralegh, John Smith and Powhatan, and the Puritans. Mackenthun's New Historicist and postcolonial scholarship reveals the verbal and physical translation of empire from New Spain to New England. Her concluding chapter uses gender theory to draw a brilliant connection between the the Puritans' expulsion of Anne Hutchinson and the genocide of the Pequots, whose relationship to the land was seen as dangerously feminine in contrast to the Puritan model of masculine mastery
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mackenthun, Gesa
Dewey number
970.01/7/072
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E127
LC item number
.M2 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • America
  • America
  • America
  • Indians
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • America
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Colonization
  • Indians
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • America
Label
Metaphors of dispossession : American beginnings and the translation of empire, 1492-1637, by Gesa Mackenthun
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-361) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585146331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43477071
  • (OCoLC)ocm43477071
Label
Metaphors of dispossession : American beginnings and the translation of empire, 1492-1637, by Gesa Mackenthun
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=15680
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-361) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585146331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43477071
  • (OCoLC)ocm43477071

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