Climate and the picturesque in the American tropics / Michael Boyden.

This book explains how we came to think of the climate as something abstract and remote rather than a force that actively shapes our existence. It shows how the writings of American travellers in the Caribbean registered and pushed forward a new understanding of the climate in a pivotal period in mo...

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Main Author: Boyden, Michael (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
Series:Oxford studies in American literary history.
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505 0 |a Cover -- Half Title -- Frontispiece -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction: The Man from the Tropics -- 1. The Climatic Regime -- 2. Astonishing Contrasts in J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur's Caribbean Sketches -- 3. Avenging Climes in Fictions of the Haitian Revolution -- 4. Picturesque Sensibility in William Cullen Bryant's American Tropics -- 5. Mysterious Connections -- 6. Man "in the Aggregate" -- Coda: The Ends of Climate -- Acknowledgments -- Works Cited -- Index. 
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