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American Travel and Empire$
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Susan Castillo and David Seed

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781846311802

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315084

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What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America

What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America

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(p.9) What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America
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American Travel and Empire
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Donald Ross

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0002

This chapter shows that early travellers' accounts of America were no mere exercises in rhapsodizing over New World plenty, but, on the contrary, involved hard-headed assessments of the colonies' commercial potential and the granting of charters reflected the jockeying among the European imperial powers.

Keywords:   travel writing, travellers, America, New Work, colonies

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