Chapter 4. Textual Investments: Economics and Colonial American Literatures

  1. Susan Castillo and
  2. Ivy Schweitzer
  1. Michelle Burnham

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996416.ch5

A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

How to Cite

Burnham, M. (2007) Textual Investments: Economics and Colonial American Literatures, in A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America (eds S. Castillo and I. Schweitzer), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996416.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405112918

Online ISBN: 9780470996416

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Keywords:

  • investments;
  • Europe;
  • new world;
  • catholic tradition;
  • merchant adventurers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Adventure and the Economic Art of Persuasion

  • Vocabularies of God and Gold

  • Colonial Economies and the World-System

  • Economies of Form and Style

  • Labor, Leisure, and (Dis)Possession