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Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Tim Fulford


This book considers the views that Britons, colonists, and North American Indians took of each other during a period in which these people were in a closer and more fateful relationship than ever before or since. It is, therefore, a book about exploration, empire, and the forms of representation that exploration and empire gave rise to — in particular the form called Romanticism, in which ‘Indians’ appear everywhere. It is not too much to say that Romanticism would not have taken the form it did without the complex and ambiguous image of Indians that so intrigued both the writers and their rea ... More

Keywords: Indians, Romanticism, colonialism, empire, North America, poetry, exploration, imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273379
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Fulford, author
Professor of English, Nottingham Trent University
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