Beyond 1492 encounters in colonial North America /

In this provocative and timely collection of essays--five published for the first time--one of the most important ethnohistorians writing today, James Axtell, explores the key role of imagination both in our perception of strangers and in the writing of history. Coinciding with the 500thanniversary...

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Main Author: Axtell, James.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Online Access:E book Academic (EBSCO) Available to Current GSU Faculty, Staff and Students
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. History as Imagination
  • Views from the Shore. 2. Imagining the Other: First Encounters in North America. 3. The Exploration of Norumbega: Native Perspectives. 4. Native Reactions to the Invasion of America
  • Encounters Light and Dark. 5. The First Consumer Revolution. 6. Agents of Change: Jesuits in the Post-Columbian World. 7. Humor in Ethnohistory
  • 1492 and Beyond. 8. Europeans, Indians, and the Age of Discovery in American History Textbooks. 9. The Columbian Mosaic in Colonial America. 10. Moral Reflections on the Columbian Legacy. 11. Beyond 1992.