The Cambridge companion to American travel writing / edited by Alfred Bendixen and Judith Hamera.

Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. Occupying the space between fact and fiction, it exposes cultural fault lines and reveals the changing desires and anxieties of both the traveller and the reading public. These specially-commissioned essays...

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Other Authors: Bendixen, Alfred (Editor), Hamera, Judith (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series:Cambridge companions to literature.
Online Access:Click to view e-book
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : New worlds and old lands : the travel book and the construction of American identity / Judith Hamera and Alfred Bendixen
  • Beginnings : the origins of American travel writing in the pre-revolutionary period / Philip Gould
  • "Property in the horizon" : landscape and American travel writing / William W. Stowe
  • New York to Niagara by way of the Hudson and the Erie / Christopher Mulvey
  • The Mississippi river as site and symbol / Thomas Ruys Smith
  • The Southwest and travel writing / Martin Padget
  • American travel books about Europe before the Civil War / Alfred Bendixen
  • Americans in Europe : Henry James to the present / William Merrill Decker
  • Americans in the Holy Land, Israel, and Palestine / Hilton Obenzinger
  • Americans in the larger world : beyond the Pacific coast / Christopher McBride
  • South of the border : American travel writing in Latin America / Terry Caesar
  • African American travel literature / Virginia Whatley Smith
  • American women and travel writing / Susan L. Roberson
  • Driving that highway to consciousness : late twentieth-century American travel literature / Deborah Paes de Barros.