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Title Urban identity and the Atlantic world / edited by Elizabeth A. Fay and Leonard von Morzé
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The new urban Atlantic series
New urban Atlantic.
Contents PART I: SPATIAL PROJECTIONS OF POWER -- 1. Atlantic Urban Transfers in Early Modernity: Mazaǧo from Africa to the Americas; Jorge Correia -- 2. From Colonial Subjectivity to 'Enlightened' Selfhood: The Spatial Rhetoric of the Plaza de Armas of Havana, Cuba, 1771-1828; Paul Niell -- 3. Urban Driftwood: Mobile Catholic Markers and the Extension of the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic Public Sphere; Karin V̌lez -- PART II: THE SITE OF REFORM -- 4. The Plymouth Rock of Old England?: James Cropper, Atlantic Anti-Slavery, and Liverpool's Civic Identity; Keith Mason -- 5. Romancing Post-Napoleonic Britain: The Metrical Tale and The Fabulation of Sim̤n Bol̕var; Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge -- 6. Imperial Cosmopolitanism and the Making of an Indigenous Intelligentsia: African Lawyers in Colonial Urban Lagos; Bonny Ibhawoh -- Part III: IDENTITY AND IMAGINATIVE HISTORY -- 7. Leonora Sansay's Anatopic Imagination; Michael Drexler -- 8. Transatlantic Loops and Urban Anonymity in Mary Shelley's Lodore; Cynthia S. Williams -- 9. The Spanish Archive and the Remapping of U.S. History in Washington Irving's Columbus; Lindsay DiCuirci -- Section IV: Cultures of Performance -- 10. Meere Strangers: Indigenous and Urban Performances in Algonquian London, 1580-1630; Coll Thrush -- 11. Theater in the Combat Zone: Military Theatricals at Philadelphia, 1778; David Worrall
Summary The constant flow of people, ideas, and commodities across the Atlantic propelled the development of a public sphere and a transnational urban imaginary, influencing national and international cultural and political intersections and innovations. The contributors in Urban Identity and the Atlantic World explore the multiple ways in which a growing urban consciousness was integrated into the more cosmopolitan and transnational creation of an Atlantic public sphere. Wide-ranging, this volume brings together research using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches from social history to literary studies, and from indigenous studies and Africana studies to theatre history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-260) and index
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Subject Cities and towns -- Social aspects.
Civil society.
Form Electronic book
Author Fay, Elizabeth A., 1957-
Von Morzé, Leonard, 1975-
LC no. 2012039270
ISBN 1137087870 (electronic bk.)
9781137087874 (electronic bk.)
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(alk. paper)