and political decisions provided fuel for the double fantasy of an AngloAmerican empire and nation-state. ... See ''Historical Geography and Early American History,'' William and Mary Quarterly, 3d Ser., XXII (1965), 529–548.
Author: Martin Brückner
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The rapid rise in popularity of maps and geography handbooks in the eighteenth century ushered in a new geographic literacy among nonelite Americans. In a pathbreaking and richly illustrated examination of this transformation, Martin Bruckner argues that geographic literacy as it was played out in popular literary genres--written, for example, by William Byrd, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Royall Tyler, Charles Brockden Brown, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark--significantly influenced the formation of identity in America from the 1680s to the 1820s. Drawing on historical geography, cartography, literary history, and material culture, Bruckner recovers a vibrant culture of geography consisting of property plats and surveying manuals, decorative wall maps and school geographies, the nation's first atlases, and sentimental objects such as needlework samplers. By showing how this geographic revolution affected the production of literature, Bruckner demonstrates that the internalization of geography as a kind of language helped shape the literary construction of the modern American subject. Empirically rich and provocative in its readings, The Geographic Revolution in Early America proposes a new, geographical basis for Anglo-Americans' understanding of their character and its expression in pedagogical and literary terms.
American Culture, 1776–1882 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999); Rob Wilson, Reimagining the American ... Martin Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America: Maps, Literacy, and National Identity (Chapel Hill: ...
Author: Yuan Shu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
The field of transnational American studies is going through a paradigm shift from the transatlantic to the transpacific. This volume demonstrates a critical method of engaging the Asian Pacific: the chapters present alternative narratives that negotiate American dominance and exceptionalism by analyzing the experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders from the vast region, including those from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hawaii, Guam, and other archipelagos. Contributors make use of materials from “oceanic archives,” retrieving what has seemingly been lost, forgotten, or downplayed inside and outside state-bound archives, state legal preoccupations, and state prioritized projects. The result is the recovery of indigenous epistemologies, which enables scholars to go beyond US-based sources and legitimates third-world knowledge production and dissemination. Surprising findings and unexpected perspectives abound in this work. Minnan traders from southern China are identified as the agents who connected the Indian Ocean with the Pacific, making the Manila Galleon trade in the sixteenth century the first completely global commercial enterprise. The Chamorro poetry of Guam gives a view of America from beyond its national borders and articulates the cultural pride of the Chamorro against US colonialism and imperialism. The continuing distortion of indigenous claims to the sovereignty of Hawaii is analyzed through a reading of the most widely circulated English translation of the creation myth, Kumulipo. There is also a critique of the Korean involvement in the American War in Vietnam, which was informed and shaped by Korean economy and politics in a global context. By investigating the transpacific as moments of military, cultural, and geopolitical contentions, this timely collection charts the reach and possibilities of the latest developments in the most dynamic form of transnational American studies. “This collection offers a well-organized and intellectually coherent series of essays addressing issues of American imperialism in Oceania and the Pacific region. Covering history, politics, and literary culture in equal measure, the essays are theoretically well-informed, and their focus on Indigenous cultures speaks to the current scholarly interest in the ways in which Indigenous communities can be understood within a global context.” —Paul Giles, University of Sydney “This terrific volume offers the latest mapping of that complex terrain known as the ‘transpacific.’ Timely and capacious, the essays here from an all-star cast of international scholars offer the latest thinking on the ‘oceanic’ dimensions of global modernity. Essential reading for anyone interested in the current ‘Asian’ turn in American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Transpacific Studies.” —Steven Yao, Hamilton College
Martin Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America: Maps, Literacy and National Identity (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006 ); Gilberto C. Costa, Junia Ferreira Furtado, Friedrich E. Rengar, and Marcia Maria ...
Author: Jordana Dym
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
57 studies of individual maps and the cultural environment that they spring from and exemplify, including one pre-Columbian map.
Martin Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America: Maps, Literacy, and National Identity (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2006), 16–27.
Author: Zara Anishanslin
Publisher: Yale University Press
16. 1763: Unraveling Empire -- Coda: 1791 -- Note on Sources and Methodology -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
49~ 50. of Nationalism in the Early Republic,” American Quarterly 51 (1999), 331–34; Jill Lepore,A is for American: Letters ... see Brückner, The Geographic Revolution in Early America, 114–21; Short, Representing the Republic, 107–26.
Author: Peter J. Kastor
Publisher: Yale University Press
By examining the life and career of William Clark, this book explores how the North American West entered the American imagination. Clark was among the most important western officials of his generation, and he worked to represent the West during a period of tremendous uncertainty and change. Without ever calling himself a writer or an artist, Clark nonetheless drew maps, helped to produce books, drafted lengthy reports, surveyed the landscape, and wrote numerous journals that made sense of the West and its future for Americans who were fascinated by the region's potential but also fearful of its dangers. William Clark's World situates the descriptive words and pictures created by Clark and his contemporaries at the center of a discussion of western history and cultural development. The book casts new light on the familiar narrative of manifest destiny and on the nation's view of the West in the early nineteenth century. --Book Jacket.
The Consent of the Governed : The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture . Cambridge , Mass .: Harvard Univ . Press , 2001 . Brückner , Martin . The Geographic Revolution in Early America : Maps , Literacy , and National Identity .
cal Tradition : Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise ( Oxford : Blackwell , 1992 ) , 196–202 ... Martin Brückner , The Geographic Revolution in Early America : Maps , Literacy , and National Identity ( Chapel Hill ...
Author: Jeremy Black
"This book offers a one-volume geopolitical history of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernán Cortés in modern Mexico in 1519 until 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain in effect accepted American mastery in North America and the North American question was thereby settled"--Preface.
... in Colonial Spanish America ( Tuscaloosa , Ala . , 2005 ) ; Ed White , The Backcountry and the City : Colonization and Conflict in Early America ( Minneapolis , Minn . , 2005 ) ; Martin Brückner , The Geographic Revolution in Early ...
The Geographic Revolution in Early America : Maps , Literacy , and National Identity . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2006 . “ Geography , Reading , and the World of Novels in the Early Republic . ” Early America Re ...
Bradford , James C. , ed . Atlas of American Military History . New York : Oxford University Press , 2003 . Brückner , Martin . The Geographic Revolution in Early America : Hamilton , Edward P. Fort Ticonderoga : Key to a Continent .
Author: Barnet Schecter
Publisher: Walker Books
Inspired by the maps he used or created from his teens until his death, this biography of George Washington visualizes American history through his eyes, placing readers at various scenes in his life, from the French and Indian War to the Revolution.