Transatlantic Stories and the History of Reading, 1720-1810

Transatlantic Stories and the History of Reading, 1720-1810 : Migrant Fictions

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Eve Tavor Bannet explores some of the remarkable stories about the Atlantic world that shaped Britons' and Americans' perceptions of that world. These stories about women, servants, the poor and the dispossessed were frequently rewritten or reframed by editors and printers in America and Britain for changing audiences, times and circumstances. Bannet shows how they were read by examining what contemporaries said about them and did with them; in doing so, she reveals the creatively dynamic and unstable character of transatlantic print culture. Stories include the 'other' Robinson Crusoe and works by Penelope Aubin, Rowlandson, Chetwood, Tyler, Kimber, Richardson, Gronniosaw, Equiano, Cugoano Marrant, Samson Occom, Mackenzie and Pratt.show more

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  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139074342
  • 9781139074346

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Introduction: transatlantic stories and transatlantic readers; Part I. 'Poor Man's Country': 1. Strange adventures; 2. Captivity and antislavery; 3. The parallel Atlantic economy; 4. Fortune's footballs; Part II. The Servant's Tale: 5. The bonds of servitude; 6. Bond and free: contemporary readings of Gronniosaw's Life; 7. Samson Occom's itinerancies; Part III. Printscapes: 8. Robert Bell's theaters of war: the war on politeness; 9. Robert Bell's theaters of war: the war upon war; Afterword.show more