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The Resource Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin

Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin

Label
Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820
Title
Colonizing nature
Title remainder
the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820
Statement of responsibility
Beth Fowkes Tobin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With its control of sugar plantations in the Caribbean and tea, cotton, and indigo production in India, Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries dominated the global economy of tropical agriculture. In Colonizing Nature, Beth Fowkes Tobin shows how dominion over "the tropics" as both a region and an idea became central to the way in which Britons-imagined their role in the world." "Just as mastery of tropical nature, and especially its potential for agricultural productivity, became key concepts in the formation of British imperial identity, Colonizing Nature suggests that intellectual and visual mastery of the tropics - through the creation of art and literature - accompanied material appropriations of land, labor, and natural resources. Tobin convincingly argues that the depictions of tropical plants, gardens, and landscapes that circulated in the British imagination provide a key to understanding the forces that shaped the British Empire."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobin, Beth Fowkes
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Gardening
  • Gardening
  • Gardening in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Tropics
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Tropics
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • British colonies
  • Colonies in literature
  • English literature
  • Gardening
  • Gardening in literature
  • Literature
  • Nature in literature
  • Tropics
Label
Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Troping the tropics and aestheticizing labor -- Tropical bounty, local knowledge, and the imperial georgic -- Provisional economies : slave gardens in the writings of British sojourners -- Land, labor, and the English garden conversation piece in India -- Picturesque ruins, decaying empires, and British imperial character in Hodges's Travels in India -- Seeing, writing, and revision : natural history discourse and Captain Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world -- Domesticating the tropics : tropical flowerrs, botanical books, and the culture of collecting
  • Epilogue : Decolonizing garden history
Control code
ocn759158187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203684
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203684
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35f749
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158187
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Colonizing nature : the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820, Beth Fowkes Tobin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : Troping the tropics and aestheticizing labor -- Tropical bounty, local knowledge, and the imperial georgic -- Provisional economies : slave gardens in the writings of British sojourners -- Land, labor, and the English garden conversation piece in India -- Picturesque ruins, decaying empires, and British imperial character in Hodges's Travels in India -- Seeing, writing, and revision : natural history discourse and Captain Cook's A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world -- Domesticating the tropics : tropical flowerrs, botanical books, and the culture of collecting
  • Epilogue : Decolonizing garden history
Control code
ocn759158187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203684
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203684
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35f749
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759158187
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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