Comparative Ambitions and Merchandise in Late Eighteenth-Century North America

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October 1, 2021

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Giulia Iannuzzi, « Comparative Ambitions and Merchandise in Late Eighteenth-Century North America », Geographies of Time, ID : 10670/1.ramxl1


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The end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century saw a phase of increasing activity in the systematic compilation of vocabularies appended to travel accounts. The aims of scientific enquiry and commercial and colonial interests remained closely intertwined. This is the case, for example, of the James Cook’s third voyage, and of the expedition led by George Dixon and Nathaniel Portlock who followed the route opened by Cook’s third voyage. Leaving England in 1785, Dixon and...

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