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Early American Literature Book Prize, 2015

Early American Literature Book Prize, 2015 Early American Literature Book Prize, 25 Anna Brickhouse and Wil Verhoeven The editors of Early American Literature are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural EAL book prize: Anna Brickhouse for e Th Un - settlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560–1945 (Oxford University Press) and Wil Verhoeven for Americomania and the French Revolution Debate in Britain, 1789–1802 (Cambridge University Press). This year, in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, EAL launched an an - nual book prize to call attention to inventive and substantial scholarship about American literature in the period spanning the colonial era through the early Republic. The books by Brickhouse and Verhoeven rose to the top of an impressive field of work by established scholars, and in some impor - tant ways they complement one another. B rickhouse’s The Unsettlement of America explores the phenomenon of motivated mistranslation to construct a speculative history of indigenous resistance to European colonization. Brickhouse argues that an Algon - quian Indian captured by the Spanish in 1561 and christened Don Luis de Velasco deliberately unsettled the attempted Spanish colonization of his native Ajacán (now known as the Chesapeake Bay region) through his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early American Literature University of North Carolina Press

Early American Literature Book Prize, 2015

Early American Literature , Volume 51 (1) – Mar 16, 2016

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University of North Carolina Press
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1534-147X

Abstract

Early American Literature Book Prize, 25 Anna Brickhouse and Wil Verhoeven The editors of Early American Literature are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural EAL book prize: Anna Brickhouse for e Th Un - settlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560–1945 (Oxford University Press) and Wil Verhoeven for Americomania and the French Revolution Debate in Britain, 1789–1802 (Cambridge University Press). This year, in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, EAL launched an an - nual book prize to call attention to inventive and substantial scholarship about American literature in the period spanning the colonial era through the early Republic. The books by Brickhouse and Verhoeven rose to the top of an impressive field of work by established scholars, and in some impor - tant ways they complement one another. B rickhouse’s The Unsettlement of America explores the phenomenon of motivated mistranslation to construct a speculative history of indigenous resistance to European colonization. Brickhouse argues that an Algon - quian Indian captured by the Spanish in 1561 and christened Don Luis de Velasco deliberately unsettled the attempted Spanish colonization of his native Ajacán (now known as the Chesapeake Bay region) through his

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Early American LiteratureUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 16, 2016

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