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Iannini, Christopher P.

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

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.
Reference Library
F1609.5 .I26 2012 (LC)
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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.
Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.

  • Strange things, occult relations : emblem and narrative in Hans Sloane's Voyage to- Jamaica
  • Fatal latitudes : the poetics of West Indian "improvement" in Mark Catesby's Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands
  • "The itinerant man" : Crèvecoeur's Caribbean, Raynal's revolution, and the fate of Atlantic cosmopolitanism
  • "All the West-Indian weeds" : William Bartram's Travels and the natural history of the Floridas
  • Notes on the state of Virginia, the Haitian Revolution, and the return of epistolarity
  • The birds of America and the specter of Caribbean accumulation
  • Humboldt's Havana.