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Culture and Language at Crossed Purposes The Unsettled Records of American Settlement

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Culture and Language at Crossed Purposes The Unsettled Records of American Settlement
Jerome McGann, "Culture and Language at Crossed Purposes: The Unsettled Records of American Settlement"
English | ISBN: 0226818462 | 2022 | 284 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Culture and Language at Crossed Purposes unpacks the interpretive problems of colonial treaty-making and uses them to illuminate canonical works from the period.


Classic American literature, Jerome McGann argues, is haunted by the betrayal of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Indian treaties-"a stunned memory preserved in the negative spaces of the treaty records." A noted scholar of the "textual conditions" of literature, McGann investigates canonical works from the colonial period, including the
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