The Resource The legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas : new nations and a transatlantic discourse of empire, Elise Bartosik-Velez., (ebook)

The legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas : new nations and a transatlantic discourse of empire, Elise Bartosik-Velez., (ebook)

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The legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas : new nations and a transatlantic discourse of empire
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The legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas
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new nations and a transatlantic discourse of empire
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Elise Bartosik-Velez.
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eng
Summary
Why is the capital of the United States named in part after Christopher Columbus, a Genoese explorer commissioned by Spain who never set foot on what would become the nation's mainland? Why did Spanish American nationalists in 1819 name a new independent republic "Colombia," after Columbus, the first representative of empire from which they recently broke free? These are only two of the introductory questions explored in The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, a fundamental recasting of Columbus as an eminently powerful tool in imperial constructs. Bartosik-Velez seeks to explain the meaning of Christopher Columbus throughout the so-called New World, first in the British American colonies and the United States, as well as in Spanish America, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She argues that, during the pre- and post-revolutionary periods, New World societies commonly imagined themselves as legitimate and powerful independent political entities by comparing themselves to the classical empires of Greece and Rome. Columbus, who had been construed as a figure of empire for centuries, fit perfectly into that framework. By adopting him as a national symbol, New World nationalists appeal to Old World notions of empire
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Midwest
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1966-
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Bartosik-Velez, Elise
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970.01/5
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Columbus, Christopher
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  • America
  • America
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adult
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The legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas : new nations and a transatlantic discourse of empire, Elise Bartosik-Velez., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780826519559
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12429947
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remote
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12429947
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MWT12429947
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The legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas : new nations and a transatlantic discourse of empire, Elise Bartosik-Velez., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780826519559
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12429947
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12429947
System control number
MWT12429947
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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