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What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America

What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America

Chapter:
(p.9) What Are We Doing Here? Scenarios for Early English Colonies in North America
Source:
American Travel and Empire
Author(s):
Donald Ross
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0002

This chapter shows that early travellers' accounts of America were no mere exercises in rhapsodizing over New World plenty, but, on the contrary, involved hard-headed assessments of the colonies' commercial potential and the granting of charters reflected the jockeying among the European imperial powers.

Keywords:   travel writing, travellers, America, New Work, colonies

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