Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-239) and index.
Colonial Writing and the New World, 1583-1671 offers an account of the simultaneous emergence of colonialism and nationalism during the early modern period. It suggests that colonialism is best understood as a phenomenon which had profound significance for people on both sides of the Atlantic.
Preface -- The allegorical structure of colonial desire -- Fear and love: two versions of Protestant ambivalence -- Forging the nation: the Irish problem -- Preaching the nation -- Love and shame: Roger Williams and A Key into the Language of America -- Fear and self-loathing: John Eliot's Indian Dialogues -- Coda -- Index.
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