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A New World for a New Nation

The Promotion of America in Early Modern England


Francisco J. Borge

Contents: The American Enterprise – Richard Hakluyt and His Contemporaries: The Forerunners of England’s Colonization of North America – Authority, Style, and Self-Promotion: Formal and Thematic Aspects of the New World Promotion Literature – The Rhetorics of Nation Building – Towards a Poetics of English Proto-Colonial Discourse in the Renaissance.