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The Resource Ethnology and empire : languages, literature, and the making of the North American borderlands, Robert Lawrence Gunn

Ethnology and empire : languages, literature, and the making of the North American borderlands, Robert Lawrence Gunn

Label
Ethnology and empire : languages, literature, and the making of the North American borderlands
Title
Ethnology and empire
Title remainder
languages, literature, and the making of the North American borderlands
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lawrence Gunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ethnology and Empire tells stories about words and ideas, and ideas about words that developed in concert with shifting conceptions about Native peoples and western spaces in the nineteenth-century United States. Contextualizing the emergence of Native American linguistics as both a professionalized research discipline and as popular literary concern of American culture prior to the U.S.-Mexico War, Robert Lawrence Gunn reveals the manner in which relays between the developing research practices of ethnology, works of fiction, autobiography, travel narratives, Native oratory, and sign languages gave imaginative shape to imperial activity in the western borderlands. In literary and performative settings that range from the U.S./Mexico borderlands to the Great Lakes region of Tecumseh's Pan-Indian Confederacy and the hallowed halls of learned societies in New York and Philadelphia, Ethnology and Empire models an interdisciplinary approach to networks of peoples, spaces, and communication practices that transformed the boundaries of U.S. empire through a transnational and scientific archive. Emphasizing the culturally transformative impacts western expansionism and Indian Removal, Ethnology and Empire reimagines U.S. literary and cultural production for future conceptions of hemispheric American literatures
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gunn, Robert Lawrence,
Dewey number
306.440972/1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Indians of North America
  • Borderlands
  • United States
  • Ethnology
Label
Ethnology and empire : languages, literature, and the making of the North American borderlands, Robert Lawrence Gunn
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Philologies of race : ethnological linguistics and novelistic representation -- Empire, sign languages, and the long expedition, 1819-21 -- John Dunn Hunter, Tecumseh, and the linguistic politics of Pan-Indianism -- Connecting borderlands : Native networks and the Fredonian rebellion -- John Russell Bartlett's literary borderlands -- Conclusion : Indian passports
Control code
ocn915562630
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479812516
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915562630
Label
Ethnology and empire : languages, literature, and the making of the North American borderlands, Robert Lawrence Gunn
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Philologies of race : ethnological linguistics and novelistic representation -- Empire, sign languages, and the long expedition, 1819-21 -- John Dunn Hunter, Tecumseh, and the linguistic politics of Pan-Indianism -- Connecting borderlands : Native networks and the Fredonian rebellion -- John Russell Bartlett's literary borderlands -- Conclusion : Indian passports
Control code
ocn915562630
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781479812516
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)915562630

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