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American Travel and Empire

Susan Castillo and David Seed


In this collection, leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term ‘American’, used here in the hemispheric sense, and ‘American travel writing’ include both writing about America by visitors and writings by Americans abroad. The contributors are recognized specialists in different periods of American literature and travel writing. The chapters explore the ways in which descriptions of the landscapes and peoples of colonized territories shaped perceptions of these areas; the transmission of images and metaphors between colony and metro ... More

Keywords: travel, empire, America, American travel writing, colonization, metropole, cultural hegemony, economic hegemony, European values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311802
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315084


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Castillo, editor

David Seed, author