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COLONIZING NATURE: THE TROPICS IN BRITISH ARTS AND LETTERS, 1760-1820. Beth Fowkes Tobin. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2005. 274 pp. with 30 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2004-52630 ISBN 0812238354 In English.
Explores the ways in which artistic and literary representations of tropical regions (including widely disseminated depictions of tropical gardens, plants and landscapes) contributed to the shaping of British imperial identity by presenting the foreign lands as earthly paradises in need of human intervention, a paradox that served to rationalize Britain's forcible appropriation of land, labor and natural resources in India and the Caribbean during the late 18th and early 19th century.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Painting, Several Media
Worldwide Number: 116215
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