X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

X Marks the Spot: Women Writers Map the Empire for British Children, 1790-1895

During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain's ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world that they had neither funds nor freedom to traverse, the primers employed rhetorical tropes such as the Family of Man or discussions of food and customs in order to plot other cultures along an imperial hierarchy.

Cross-disciplinary in nature, X Marks the… (more)

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Publisher: Ohio University Press (March 30, 2010)

Parent ISBN: 9780821419076

Language: English


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