Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 November 2014

384 Pages | 2 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199729722

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The Unsettlement of America

Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Anna Brickhouse

Imagining the Americas

  • Tells the story of Don Luis de Velasco, a sixteenth-century Native American translator who had crucial interactions with Spanish explorers and colonizers
  • Enlarges our hemispheric thinking about the "discovery" of America by linking the area that came to be known as Virginia to Spanish colonization in the southern Americas
  • Recovers a story that has been told and retold, translated and mistranslated, over approximately five centuries, but has for some time now been ignored