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The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930
Kate Flint

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"The claims of The Transatlantic Indian are superbly documented by extensive notes and bibliographical data; it is nicely illustrated by materials Flint actually analyses; and the book, as an artifact, is presented with the high production values characteristic of Princeton University Press."--Mick Gidley, Review of English Studies

"[I]ts pages, sentences, and images demands fullest attention, appealing at once to our senses, emotions and minds."--Cyana Leahy-Dios, European Legacy

"The historical scholarship on white attitudes toward Native Americans is prolific, but with The Transatlantic Indian, Kate Flint refreshes this familiar genre with a transnational approach to Anglo-Indian relations."--David A. Gerber, Journal of American Ethnic History

"This is a very informed volume that uses an impressive range of literary texts in order to chart a history of representation and interaction. The crucial intervention of Flint's project is in how it implicates Britain in narratives and discourses regarding Native Americans, in a move that demonstrates the long and intimate links that become forged between an empire and its colony."--Hum, Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World

"[A]s is characteristic of the best scholarly surveys, Flint's book marks out the territory that future scholars will need to subject to ever finer scrutiny."--Joshua David Bellin, Modern Philology


"This is an important work of scholarship. By examining British responses to the presence of Indians in the Americas, and especially in North America, Flint offers a genuinely original perspective on both the history of representation of the figure of the Indian and the history of Indian-white relations. Her readings are smart and always judicious."--Lucy Maddox, Georgetown University

"Truly brilliant. Flint does what very few writers have done before, which is to acknowledge the role Native Americans--and the often contradictory representations of them--played in the British imagination. She brings her keen literary sensibility and her wonderful ability to read the visual culture of the Victorian era to this book in ways that do considerable justice to the complexity and importance of this topic."--Joseph W. Childers, University of California, Riverside

"An impressively comprehensive, ambitious, and informed book. Flint analyzes the cultural myths, stereotypes, and ideological constructions that shaped the understanding of Native Americans in a variety of British contexts and media, and also turns her lens upon Native American understandings of British culture. This is a very important book."--Amanda Anderson, Johns Hopkins University

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