Transoceanic America : risk, writing, and revolution in the global Pacific / Michelle Burnham.

This volume explores the role of the Pacific Ocean in the American Revolution and its influence on early American culture and literature. It studies the transoceanic connections between the Pacific and Atlantic and the political and literary developments that accompanied the period's explosion...

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Main Author: Burnham, Michelle, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition:First edition.
Series:Oxford studies in American literary history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: transoceanic America
  • Part I. Connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic
  • Narrative: trade and time in early Pacific travel writing
  • Numbers: calculation and speculation in the eighteenth-century novel
  • Politics: Violence and gender in the revolutionary Pacific
  • Part II. Reading Novels across Oceans
  • Circles: seduction and revolution in the travels of Hildebrand Bowman
  • Coils: financial speculation and global revolution in Charles Brockden Brown's Ormond
  • Cycles: Atlantic slavery and Pacific botany in William Earle's obi
  • Circuits: female bodies and capitalist drive in Leonora Sansay's secret history
  • Epilogue: towards a transoceanic American literary History.