Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crevecoeur, and the Influence of Natural History

Pamela Regis


Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crevecoeur, and the Influence of Natural History

Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crevecoeur, and the Influence of Natural History

  • Title: Describing Early America: Bartram, Jefferson, Crevecoeur, and the Influence of Natural History
  • Author: Pamela Regis
  • ISBN: 9780812216868
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback



Describing Early America is a study of William Bartram s Travels, Thomas Jefferson s Notes on the State of Virginia, and J Hector St John de Crevecoeur s Letters from an American Farmer that situates them within two important intellectual traditions the literature of travel and the science of natural history Pamela Regis contends that the travel genre provided the narrDescribing Early America is a study of William Bartram s Travels, Thomas Jefferson s Notes on the State of Virginia, and J Hector St John de Crevecoeur s Letters from an American Farmer that situates them within two important intellectual traditions the literature of travel and the science of natural history Pamela Regis contends that the travel genre provided the narrative framework on which these texts were built, but that natural history offered much a way of looking at the world, a way of describing what the authors saw, and an overarching scheme in which to fit what they had seen.


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