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dc.contributor.authorHudson, Jack William
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:28:13Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:28:13Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.otherhudson_jack_w_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hudson_jack_w_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26356
dc.description.abstractBoth Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth Century America focus on recording natural phenomena and explaining them in a way that merges scientific, philosophical, and literary practice. However, Crèvecoeur’s writings are not simply natural history. The naturalistic descriptions of farm life, animals, and plants provided by the narrator, James, encode political and social commentary on the developing American continent. Images of agricultural growth represent America’s political and social promise, as well as such problems as slavery and Revolutionary unrest. James makes particularly rich use of insect metamorphosis as a metaphor for both his personal plight within the narrative arc of the writings and as a figure for the two-stage development of America as, first, a colony and, later, a nation.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCrèvecoeur
dc.subjectLetters from an american farmer
dc.subjectSketches of eighteenth century america
dc.subjectAmerican revolution
dc.subjectMetamorphosis
dc.subjectInsect metamorphosis
dc.subjectAnt-hill town
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEarly american literature
dc.subjectEarly american politics
dc.subjectRevolutionary politics
dc.subjectAmerica
dc.titleAnt-hill America
dc.title.alternativemetaphor and metamorphosis in Crèvecoeur
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorDouglas Anderson
dc.description.committeeDouglas Anderson
dc.description.committeeAidan Wasley
dc.description.committeeSusan Rosenbaum


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