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Norcia, Megan A., 1976-
X marks the spot : women writers map the Empire for British children, 1790-1895 / Megan A. NorcĂ­a
Alternate Title Women writers map the Empire for British children, 1790-1895
Athens : Ohio University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PR115 .N67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Children -- Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Children's literature, English -- History and criticism
Didactic literature, English -- History and criticism
Geography in literature
National characteristics, British, in literature
Imperialism in literature
Sex role in literature
Physical Description xii, 260 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-254) and index
Contents Introduction: mapping imperial hierarchies and ruling the world -- The dysfunctional "family of man": Mary Anne Venning and Barbara Hofland classify human races in pre-Darwinian primers -- Place settings at the imperial dinner party: hierarchies of consumption in the works of Favell Lee Mortimer, Sarah Lee, and Priscilla Wakefield -- Terra incognita: the gendering of geographic experience in the works of Barbara Hofland, Priscilla Wakefield, Mary H.C. Legh, Lucy Wilson, Mrs. E. Burrows, and Maria Hack -- "Prisoners in its spatial matrix"? resisting imperial geography in thirdspace -- Conclusion: contextualizing archival recovery

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