Travel Literature and History

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This collection provides modules on different forms of travel. It includes lessons on transported labor and slavery, travel journals, travel fiction, migration, and U.S. imperialism in hemispheric and transatlantic travel. Literature teachers could use this course or individual modules within it to help teach literary genres such as the slave narrative and abolitionist literature as well as nineteenth-century sea-going texts such as Herman Melville's Moby Dick or Benito Cereno. Literature teachers could also use this course to teacher narratives about the West. For history teachers, these modules provide ways to expand lessons concerning colonial North America, territorial expansion and Manifest Destiny, the Civil War, and the development of the West in the nineteenth century.

CONTENTS: Chapter 1 Transported Labor, Indentured Servitude, and Slavery in the Americas -- Chapter 2 An "Atlantic Creole" Case Study -- Chapter 3 Antebellum U.S. Migration and Communication -- Chapter 4 Personal Narratives and Transatlantic Contexts during the U.S.-Mexican War -- Chapter 5 National and Imperial Power in 19th-Century U.S. Travel Fiction -- Chapter 6 The Experience of the Foreign in 19th-Century U.S. Travel Literature -- Chapter 7 Discovering U.S. Empire through the Archive -- Chapter 8 A Global View of Disease: Yellow Fever and the Panama Canal -- Chapter 9 Principal Parts and Sails of 19th-Century Sailing Ships -- Chapter 10 Sea Terms and Types of 19th-Century -- Index of Keywords and Terms

Seglie, AnaMaria, Adams, Carolyn, Sager, Robin, et al.. "Travel Literature and History." (2011) Rice University:

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