American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World

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UNC Press Books - History - 321 pages
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Colonial America presented a new world of natural curiosities for settlers as well as the London-based scientific community. In American Curiosity, Susan Scott Parrish examines how various peoples in the British colonies understood and represented
  

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Contents

1 The British Metropolis and Its America 15841763
24
2 English Bodies in America
77
3 Atlantic Correspondence Networks and the Curious Male Colonial
103
4 The Nature of Candid Friendship
136
5 Lavinias Nature
174
6 Indian Sagacity
215
7 African Magi Slave Poisoners
259
Conclusion
307
Index
317
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