Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The World Turned Upside Down by Robert Lawson-PeeblesLandscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The World Turned Upside Down by Robert Lawson-Peebles

Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The World Turned Upside Down

byRobert Lawson-Peebles

Paperback | August 28, 2008

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This book attempts an interpretation of Revolutionary American culture. It argues that the cultural identity of the United States, like its political identity, emerged from a quarrel with the Old World. Europeans believed that the Revolution had 'turned the world upside down'. American intellectuals tried to construct a republic which refuted European criticism. They failed, but in failing they created an attitude to the terrain which became a central theme in American culture. The book employs the methods of perceptual geography and close textual analysis to examine images of the terrain and to propose close links between imaginative literature and a wide range of non-literary writing.
Title:Landscape and Written Expression in Revolutionary America: The World Turned Upside DownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:August 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521070805

ISBN - 13:9780521070805

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Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. The triumph of Redcoatism; 2. A Republic of dreams; 3. Dreary wastes and awful solitude; 4. The natural limit of a republic; 5. Thomas Jefferson and the spacious field of imagination; 6. The Lewis and Clark Expedition; 7. The excursive imagination of Charles Brockden Brown; Epilogue.