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The Colonizer Abroad

Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London

The Colonizer Abroad by Christopher McBride
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Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.
Taylor and Francis; June 2004
192 pages; ISBN 9781135877392
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Title: The Colonizer Abroad
Author: Christopher McBride