The Resource American curiosity: : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish, (ebook)

American curiosity: : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish, (ebook)

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American curiosity: : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world
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American curiosity:
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cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world
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Susan Scott Parrish
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eng
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Colonial America presented a new world of natural curiosities for settlers as well as the London-based scientific community. In American Curiosity, Susan Scott Parrish examines how various peoples in the British colonies understood and represented the natural world around them from the late sixteenth century through the eighteenth. Parrish shows how scientific knowledge about America, rather than flowing strictly from metropole to colony, emerged from a horizontal exchange of information across the Atlantic.Delving into an understudied archive of letters, Parrish uncovers early descriptions of American natural phenomena as well as clues to how people in the colonies construed their own identities through the natural world. Although hierarchies of gender, class, institutional learning, place of birth or residence, and race persisted within the natural history community, the contributions of any participant were considered valuable as long as they supplied novel data or specimens from the American side of the Atlantic. Thus Anglo-American nonelites, women, Indians, and enslaved Africans all played crucial roles in gathering and relaying new information to Europe. Recognizing a significant tradition of nature writing and representation in North America well before the Transcendentalists, American Curiosity also enlarges our notions of the scientific Enlightenment by looking beyond European centers to find a socially inclusive American base to a true transatlantic expansion of knowledge
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Parrish, Susan Scott
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508/.0973
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non fiction
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Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
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  • Natural history
  • Science
  • Intercultural communication
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • Great Britain
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adult
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American curiosity: : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish, (ebook)
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9780807838891
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MWT11710015
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American curiosity: : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world, Susan Scott Parrish, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807838891
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710015
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710015
System control number
MWT11710015
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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