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Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic

Edward Watts

BUY Cloth · 225 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9780813917610 · $45.00 · Mar 1998

Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic is the first book-length analysis of early American literature through the lens of postcolonial theory. Although the United States represented a colonizing presence that displaced indigenous peoples and exported imperial culture, American colonists also found themselves exiled, often exploited and abused by the distant metropolitan center. In this innovative book, Edward Watts demonstrates how American post-Revolutionary literature exhibits characteristics of a post-colonial society.

About the Author(s): 

Edward Watts is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University.

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