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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Boyden, Michael (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
Series:Oxford studies in American literary history.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • 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.