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Eastward of Good Hope : early America in a dangerous world

Title
Eastward of Good Hope : early America in a dangerous world / Dane A. Morrison.
ISBN
9781421442365
1421442361
9781421442372
Publication
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.
Copyright Notice Date
©2021
Physical Description
xv, 314 pages : map ; 24 cm
Summary
"Reexamining Yankee "voyages of commerce and discovery" into distant seas in the decades after the War of Independence, this book reveals how "news from the East" carried in ships logs and mariners' news reports, journals, and correspondence shaped Americans' understanding of the world as a map of dangerous and incoherent sites. Focusing on four representative arenas-the Ottoman Empire, China, India, and the Great South Sea-and drawing on recent scholarship in global ethnohistory, the author recounts how reports of cannibal encounters, shipboard massacres, shipwrecks, tropical fever, and other tragedies in distant seas led Americans to imagine each region as a distinct set of threats to their republic"-- Provided by publisher.
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ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 07, 2022
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Coffee house chatter
Unholy lands
"Unfeeling Mandarins" in Canton and Macau
Hindoos and Fakirs in India
Cannibal isles
Echoes.
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