Inventing Americans in the Age of Discovery: Narratives of Encounter


Michael Householder

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Through an in-depth analysis of writings by John Mandeville, Richard Eden, George Best, Ralph Lane, John Smith and John Underhill, this study traces the selection, combination, adaptation and invention of rhetorical strategies that English-speaking Europeans used to make sense of their encounters with the Americas. The author explores how these rhetorical strategies enabled European colonists to form new ways of understanding themselves and their relationship to the indigenous inhabitants.