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Creole America: The West Indies and the Formation of Literature and Culture in the New Republic Hardcover – April 5, 2006
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"This startling book brings more fully to light the hold that the West Indies had on the American imagination in the era of the new republic and, as such, moves away from an idea of American exceptionalism to one of conflicted, trans-Caribbean notions of identity that affect the production of texts in a variety of genres: nonfiction prose, novel, poetry, and drama. . . . Refreshingly new and provocative."—Jeffrey H. Richards, author of Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic
"Goudie opens new doors in his compelling treatment of transnational and transcultural conflict. Based on extensive archival research, and including both historical and analytical frames of reference, this book studies the emergence of an enduring creole complex in America and the Caribbean in the years following the Revolutionary War."—MLA award citation
"Creole America is a compelling and original work that makes a major contribution to the current critical effort to remap the cultural and literary terrain of America from a transnational perspective. . . . Goudie gives us many wonderfully rich readings and insights, which as a whole will make it impossible to think of early American culture separate from its Caribbean connections."—Amy Kaplan, author of The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture
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