Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crevecoeur, and the Influence of Natural History

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999 M04 21 - 189 páginas

Describing Early America is a study of William Bartram's Travels, Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, and J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer that situates them within two important intellectual traditions: the literature of travel and the science of natural history. Pamela Regis contends that the travel genre provided the narrative framework on which these texts were built, but that natural history offered much more: a way of looking at the world, a way of describing what the authors saw, and an overarching scheme in which to fit what they had seen.

 

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40
CHAPTER THREE
79
CHAPTER FOUR
106
CHAPTER FIVE
135

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Pamela Regis is Professor of English at McDaniel College and author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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