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The Resource Spanish America and British romanticism, 1777-1826 : rewriting conquest, Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Spanish America and British romanticism, 1777-1826 : rewriting conquest, Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

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Spanish America and British romanticism, 1777-1826 : rewriting conquest
Title
Spanish America and British romanticism, 1777-1826
Title remainder
rewriting conquest
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Rebecca Cole Heinowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
Robert Southey did not exaggerate when he described the England of his day as South American mad." As Spain's hold on its colonies progressively weakened during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, thousands of British scientists, soldiers, entrepreneurs, and settlers rushed to take advantage of the enticing opportunities Spanish America offered. Britain's fascination with the region displayed itself in poems, plays, operas, political tracts, news reportage, travel narratives, and stock market quotations. Creole patriots such as Francisco de Miranda and AndrÃ♭s Bello gathered in London to solicit aid for their revolutions while ministers debated tactics for liberating both the peoples and the untapped wealth of Spain's colonies. Through critical reconsiderations of both canonical and lesser-known Romantic texts, from Helen Maria Williams's Peru to Samuel Rogers's The Voyage of Columbus and Byron's The Age of Bronze, Heinowitz reveals the untold story of Romantic-era Britain's Spanish American obsession. Although historians have traditionally characterized Britain's relationship with Spanish America as commercial rather than colonial, this book explores the significant rhetorical overlap between formal and informal strategies of rule. In the absence of a coherent imperial policy regarding Spain's colonies, Britain struggled to justify its actions by means of the problematic assertion that British primacy was authorized by a political, cultural, ethical, and even historical identification with the peoples of Spanish America. By examining the ways in which this discourse of British-Spanish American similitude was deployed and increasingly strained throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Heinowitz demonstrates that British writing about Spanish America redefines the anxieties, ambivalences, and contradictions that characterize Romantic Imperialism
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Heinowitz, R. Cole
Dewey number
820.9358809033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.C64
LC item number
H45 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • Romanticism
  • Colonies in literature
  • Latin America
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Colonies in literature
  • English literature
  • Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Great Britain
  • Latin America
  • Literatur
  • Romantik
  • Englisch
  • Lateinamerika
  • Latijns-Amerika
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Englisch
  • Lateinamerika (Motiv)
Label
Spanish America and British romanticism, 1777-1826 : rewriting conquest, Rebecca Cole Heinowitz
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
An empire in men's hearts : the liberal conquest of South America -- Naturalizing empire : Helen Maria Williams's Peru and the British ascendancy in Spanish America -- Creole patriotism and the discourse of revolutionary loyalism, 1792-9 -- The allure of the same : Robert Southey's Welsh Indians and the rhetoric of good colonialism -- They world, Columbus, shall be free : visions of Spanish America during the Peninsular War -- Lord Byron's "South American project" : aristocratic radicalism and the question of Venezuelan settlement -- The Spanish American bubble and Britain's crisis of informal empire, 1822-6
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650330964
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1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780748641611
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/cttk0wcg
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650330964
Label
Spanish America and British romanticism, 1777-1826 : rewriting conquest, Rebecca Cole Heinowitz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An empire in men's hearts : the liberal conquest of South America -- Naturalizing empire : Helen Maria Williams's Peru and the British ascendancy in Spanish America -- Creole patriotism and the discourse of revolutionary loyalism, 1792-9 -- The allure of the same : Robert Southey's Welsh Indians and the rhetoric of good colonialism -- They world, Columbus, shall be free : visions of Spanish America during the Peninsular War -- Lord Byron's "South American project" : aristocratic radicalism and the question of Venezuelan settlement -- The Spanish American bubble and Britain's crisis of informal empire, 1822-6
Control code
650330964
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748641611
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk0wcg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650330964

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