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Creator:
Iannini, Christopher P.
Title(s):

Fatal revolutions : natural history, West Indian slavery, and the routes of American literature / Christopher P. Iannini.

Published/Created:
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, c2012.
Physical Description:
296 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
F1609.5 .I26 2012 (LC)
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Natural history -- West Indies.
Slavery -- West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
West Indies -- History -- 18th century.
West Indies -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Contributors:
Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
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