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Subject Matter

Technology, the Body, and Science on the Anglo-American Frontier, 1500-1676

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$43.50 • £34.95 • €39.00

ISBN 9780674011229

Publication Date: 02/28/2003


428 pages

7 halftones, 5 line illustrations, 2 tables


  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Acknowledgment
  • Prologue: Noses, or the Tip of the Problem
  • Part I: Approaching America, 1500–1585
    • 1. Transatlantic Background
    • 2. Technology versus Idolatry?
  • Part II: Invading America, 1585–1660
    • 3. No Magic Bullets: Archery, Ethnography, and Military Intelligence
    • 4. Domesticating America
    • 5. Death and the Birth of Race
  • Part III: Conquering America, 1640–1676
    • 6. How Improvement Trumped Hybridity
    • 7. Gender and the Artificial Indian Body
    • 8. Matter and Manitou
  • Coda
  • Notes
  • Index

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