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Contents Illustrations Acknowledgements Prologue Incentives to Adventure Elizabethan Representations 1 Printing and Adventuring Public, Private, Scribe and Print How America was Revealed The Impulse to Write Defining an Audience 2 Geography and Climate Experiencing the Sea America and Renaissance Meteorology Pacifying the Weather Extremes 3 Landscape Roots if Understanding Vacant Land Forests and Mountains, Fear or Potential Subduing the Land Potential 4 Flora Intellectual Origins Fertility Native Knowledge of American Flora Regional Variations Transatlantic Exchange 5 Fauna European Understanding of the Animal Kingdom Savage Beasts Food Trade Sport Domestic Animals 6 Settlement in Virginia Creation of Virginian Society Riches and Religion Virginia¿s Problems 7 Settlement in New England Creating a New Society Society Established Conversion of Native Americans Experiences of Conversion Virginia and New England Compared 8 Transmission and Reception of American News The Significance of America in Print Networks of Transmission Readers and Their Opinions about North America Conclusion Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- English -- Early works to 1800.
Geographical discoveries in literature.
Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
Literature and history -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Colonies in literature.