Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

288 Pages | 15 illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780190931339

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Territories of Empire

U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence

Andy Doolen

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Poses a significant departure from other works on American imperialism and transnational analysis, which traditionally focus on the colonial era or the 19C from the 1840s on
  • Draws on an impressive, extensive array of cartographic texts: exploration narratives, novels, oratory, and natural histories, to autobiographies, travel narratives, poetry, and periodical literature
  • Opens up a critical discussion about the relationship between state and non-state agents