Narrating Discovery: T...
Narrating Discovery: The Romantic Explorer in American Literature, 1790-1855
In Narrating Discovery Bruce Greenfield chronicles the development of the antebellum Euro-American discovery narrative. These narratives depicted the Euro-American advance westward not as a violent intrusion into occupied territories but as an inevitable by-product of science and civilization. Despite the centrality of indigenous peoples in the frontier narratives, the lan...more
Hardcover, 249 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Columbia University Press
(first published October 15th 1992)
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