Hemispheric Encounters : The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective, Hardback Book

Hemispheric Encounters : The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective Hardback

Edited by Markus Heide, Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez

Part of the Interamericana series

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In the decades following the American Revolution, literary and cultural discourses, but also American collective and individual identification were shaped by transatlantic relations and inter-American exchanges and conflicts.

The way Americans defined themselves as a nation and as individuals was shaped by such historical events and social issues as the Haitian Revolution, the struggles for independence in Spanish America, ties with Caribbean slave economies, and rivalries with other colonial powers in the Americas.

Contextualizing transatlantic and inter-American relations within a framework of the Western Hemisphere, the essays collected in this volume discuss inter-American relations in the early United States, and in American, European and Spanish-American writing of the period.

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