The Shaping Of American Ethnography
The Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
de Barry Alan Joyce
Sobre o livro
In August of 1838 the United States Exploring Expedition set sail from Norfolk Navy Yard with six ships. This book illuminates the process by which the Americans on the expedition filtered their observations of the indigenous peoples they encountered through the lens of their peculiar constructions of savagery as shaped by the American experience.