9780823251803

Hating Empire Properly The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780823251803

  • ISBN10:

    0823251802

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-14
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press

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Summary

In Hating Empire Properly, Sunil Agnani produces a novel attempt to think the eighteenth-century imagination of the West and East Indies together, arguing that this is how contemporary thinkers Edmund Burke and Denis Diderot actually viewed them. This concern with multiple geographical spaces is revealed to be a largely unacknowledged part of the matrix of Enlightenment thought in which eighteenth-century American self-conceptions evolved. Thus, this volume makes important contributions to political theory, history, literary studies, American studies, and postcolonial studies.

Author Biography


Sunil M. Agnani is Assistant Professor of English and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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