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On Lingering and Being LastRace and Sovereignty in the New World

On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World

Jonathan Elmer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229406
eISBN:
9780823240982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

What are we talking about when we talk about sovereignty? Is it about formal legitimacy or practical authority? Does it require the ability to control the flow of people or goods across a border; is ... More

Specters of ConquestIndigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Adam Lifshey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This book posits America as not a particular country or continent but a foundational narrative, in which conquerors arrive at a shore intent on overwriting local versions of humanity, culture, and ... More

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