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The Resource India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s, edited by Anupama Arora, Rajender Kaur

India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s, edited by Anupama Arora, Rajender Kaur

Label
India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s
Title
India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anupama Arora, Rajender Kaur
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book seeks to frame the "the idea of India" in the American imaginary within a transnational lens that is attentive to global flows of goods, people, and ideas within the circuits of imperial and maritime economies in nineteenth century America (roughly 1780s-1880s). This diverse and interdisciplinary volume - with essays by upcoming as well as established scholars - aims to add to an understanding of the fast changing terrain of economic, political, and cultural life in the US as it emerged from being a British colony to having imperial ambitions of its own on the global stage. The essays trace, variously, the evolution of the changing self-image of a nation embodying a surprisingly cosmopolitan sensibility, open to different cultural values and customs in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century to one that slowly adopted rigid and discriminatory racial and cultural attitudes spawned by the widespread missionary activities of the ABCFM and the fierce economic pulls and pushes of American mercantilism by the end of the nineteenth century. The different uses of India become a way of refining an American national identity
Member of
Cataloging source
AZU
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN441-1009.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Arora, Anupama
  • Kaur, Rajender
Series statement
The New Urban Atlantic
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  • Literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Oriental literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Oriental literature
Label
India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s, edited by Anupama Arora, Rajender Kaur
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction: India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s -- 2 An Eye for Prices, an Eye for Souls: American Merchants and Missionaries in the Indian Subcontinent, 1784-1838 -- 3 The Empire Comes Home: Thomas Law's Mixed Race Family in the Early Republic -- 4 Indo-American Encounters in Melville and Thoreau: Philosophy, Commerce, and Religious Dialogue -- 5 "Every India Mail:" The Lamplighter and the Prospect of U.S. Transoceanic (Postal) Empire, 1847-1854 -- 6 Cast in Print: The Indian Mutiny, Asiatic Racial Forms and American Domesticity -- 7 India and U.S. Cultures of Reform: Caste as Keyword -- 8 "Considered a Citizen of the United States:" George DeGrasse, a South Asian in Early (African) America -- 9 "A Dazzle of Light:" Edwin Lord Weeks and Royal India
Control code
on1017858822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 292 pages 5 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319623337
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-62334-4
  • 9783319623337
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319623337
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017858822
Label
India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s, edited by Anupama Arora, Rajender Kaur
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction: India in the American Imaginary, 1780s-1880s -- 2 An Eye for Prices, an Eye for Souls: American Merchants and Missionaries in the Indian Subcontinent, 1784-1838 -- 3 The Empire Comes Home: Thomas Law's Mixed Race Family in the Early Republic -- 4 Indo-American Encounters in Melville and Thoreau: Philosophy, Commerce, and Religious Dialogue -- 5 "Every India Mail:" The Lamplighter and the Prospect of U.S. Transoceanic (Postal) Empire, 1847-1854 -- 6 Cast in Print: The Indian Mutiny, Asiatic Racial Forms and American Domesticity -- 7 India and U.S. Cultures of Reform: Caste as Keyword -- 8 "Considered a Citizen of the United States:" George DeGrasse, a South Asian in Early (African) America -- 9 "A Dazzle of Light:" Edwin Lord Weeks and Royal India
Control code
on1017858822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXIII, 292 pages 5 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319623337
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-62334-4
  • 9783319623337
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319623337
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1017858822

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