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Colonizing Nature: The Tropics in British Art and Letters, 1760-1820

By: Beth Fowkes Tobin

280 pages, 30 b/w illus

University of Pennsylvania Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #148879 | ISBN: 0812238354
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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. He suggests that intellectual and visual mastery of the tropics - through the creation of art and literature - accompanied material appropriations of land, labour, and natural resources.


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