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The Resource Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin

Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin

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Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820
Title
Colonizing nature
Title remainder
the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820
Statement of responsibility
Beth Fowkes Tobin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With its control of sugar plantations in the Caribbean and tea, cotton, and indigo production in India, Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries dominated the global economy of tropical agriculture. In Colonizing Nature, Beth Fowkes Tobin shows how dominion over "the tropics" as both a region and an idea became central to the way in which Britons-imagined their role in the world." "Just as mastery of tropical nature, and especially its potential for agricultural productivity, became key concepts in the formation of British imperial identity, Colonizing Nature suggests that intellectual and visual mastery of the tropics - through the creation of art and literature - accompanied material appropriations of land, labor, and natural resources. Tobin convincingly argues that the depictions of tropical plants, gardens, and landscapes that circulated in the British imagination provide a key to understanding the forces that shaped the British Empire."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobin, Beth Fowkes
Dewey number
820.9/3213
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.T76
LC item number
T63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Gardening
  • Gardening
  • Gardening in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Tropics
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Tropics
Label
Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Troping the tropics and aestheticizing labor -- Tropical bounty, local knowledge, and the imperial georgic -- Provisional economies : slave gardens in the writings of British sojourners -- Land, labor, and the English garden conversation piece in India -- Picturesque ruins, decaying empires, and British imperial character in Hodges's Travels in India -- Seeing, writing, and revision : natural history discourse and Captain Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world -- Domesticating the tropics : tropical flowerrs, botanical books, and the culture of collecting
  • Epilogue : Decolonizing garden history
Control code
55633674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780812238358
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004052630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [203]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Troping the tropics and aestheticizing labor -- Tropical bounty, local knowledge, and the imperial georgic -- Provisional economies : slave gardens in the writings of British sojourners -- Land, labor, and the English garden conversation piece in India -- Picturesque ruins, decaying empires, and British imperial character in Hodges's Travels in India -- Seeing, writing, and revision : natural history discourse and Captain Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world -- Domesticating the tropics : tropical flowerrs, botanical books, and the culture of collecting
  • Epilogue : Decolonizing garden history
Control code
55633674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780812238358
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004052630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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