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The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Anna Brickhouse
Format
Book
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Language
English
Series
Imagining the Americas
ISBN
9780199729722, 0199729727, 9780199875597 (ebook)
Summary
"The Unsettlement of America explores the career and legacy of Don Luis de Velasco, an early modern indigenous translator of the sixteenth-century Atlantic world who traveled far and wide and experienced nearly a decade of Western civilization before acting decisively against European settlement. The book attends specifically to the interpretive and knowledge-producing roles played by Don Luis as a translator acting not only in Native-European contact zones but in a complex arena of inter-indigenous transmission of information about the hemisphere. The book argues for the conceptual and literary significance of unsettlement, a term enlisted here both in its literal sense as the thwarting or destroying of settlement and as a heuristic for understanding a wide range of texts related to settler colonialism, including those that recount the story of Don Luis as it is told and retold in a wide array of diplomatic, religious, historical, epistolary, and literary writings from the middle of the sixteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Tracing accounts of this elusive and complex unfounding father from the colonial era as they unfolds across the centuries, The Unsettlement of America addresses the problems of translation at the heart of his story and speculates on the implications of the broader, transhistorical afterlife of Don Luis for the present and future of hemispheric American studies"--
"The Unsettlement of America explores the career and legacy of Don Luis de Velasco, an early modern indigenous translator of the sixteenth-century Atlantic world who traveled far and wide and experienced nearly a decade of Western civilization before acting decisively against European settlement"--
Contents
  • Prologue and Acknowledgments
  • Part I
  • The Methods and the Story
  • Chapter One
  • Mistranslation and Unsettlement
  • Columbus and La Navidad: A Parable of Unsettlement
  • Treasonous Translators, Interpretive Infidelity, and the Unsettling Captivity of John Smith
  • Autonomous Translation and the Story of Juan Ortiz
  • Hispanophone Squanto
  • Chapter Two
  • An Unfounding Father: The Story of Don Luis
  • How Paquiquineo Became Don Luis
  • Rhetorical Instrumentality and the Failed Expedition of 1566
  • Don Luis's Negocio: Jesuit Spiritual Conquest and the 1570 Settlement of Ajacán
  • Epistolary Theory and the Record of Indigenous Authorship: the Quirós and Segura Letter
  • The Lost Colony of Ajacán and the Letter of Juan Rogel
  • Don Luis, estragado: the Relación of Juan Rogel
  • The Fictive and Visual Don Luis
  • 'En esto me e engañado, ' or, What Happened to Alonso?
  • Part II
  • The Afterlives of Don Luis
  • Chapter Three
  • El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and the Political Don Luis
  • the Hemispheric Epistemology of La Florida del Inca
  • Pedro de Ribadeneyra and the Emergence of Don Luis as a Political Figure
  • Garcilaso's Desolate Americas: Don Luis in Cordova, Spain
  • "The present high price of negroes in that place": Garcilaso's Las Casas
  • Cabeza de Vaca and Captivity (Un)redeemed
  • The Failure of Imperial Translation: Garcilaso's Cabeza de Vaca
  • Americas Exceptionalism
  • Chapter Four
  • Don Luis in La Florida
  • "El más ladino de todos": the (Anti- )Conquest Memoir of Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda
  • The Hemispheric Consciousness of the Calusa: the Problem of the Interpreter
  • Don Luis Resurrected: Andrés de San Miguel and the Ladino Baroque
  • Part III
  • The Translation of Don Luis: From the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the Good Neighbor Policy
  • Chapter Five
  • The Politics of Unsettlement in the Nineteenth Century
  • Robert Greenhow and "Oregon Country"
  • Edgar Allan Poe and the Unsettling Narrative of Julius Rodman
  • Don Luis and the Doctrine of Discovery
  • John Gilmary Shea and the "Log Chapel on the Rappahannock"
  • William Cullen Bryant and the Popular Don Luis
  • Don Luis and the Dawes Act: Alice Fletcher's Indian Education and Civilization
  • The Translators of Nineteenth-Century Indian Reform
  • Colonial Settlement and the Native Critique of Anthropology
  • Chapter Six
  • The Good Neighborly Don Luis: Roanoke, Ajacán, and the Hemispheric South
  • "The First Colony": Roanoke v. Virginia
  • "Africay," Croatans, and the Spanish Fate of Paul Green's The Lost Colony
  • "Mr. Cabell Goes South": Don Luis as the "First Gentleman of America"
  • From Epic to Ironic National History
  • From the Western Hemisphere Idea to Anglo-Atlantis
  • The Conquest of Irony
  • Epilogue
  • From Ajacán to Aztlá.
Description
xiii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-351) and index.
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