[EPUB] ✰ Babel of the Atlantic ✶ Bethany Wiggin – Tbjewellers.co.uk Despite shifting trends in the study of Oceanic Atlantic history the colonial Atlantic world as it is described by historians today continues to be a largely English only space even when other languag Despite shifting trends in the study of Oceanic Atlantic history the colonial Atlantic world as it is described by historians today continues to be a largely English only space even when other language communities are examined they too are considered Babel of PDF/EPUB ² to be monolingual and discrete Babel of the Atlantic pushes back against this monolingual fallacy by documenting multilingualism translation and fluid movement across linguistic bordersFocusing on Philadelphia and surrounding areas that include Germantown Bethlehem and the so called Indian country to the west this volume demonstrates the importance of viewing inhabitants not as members of isolated language communities whether English German Lenape Mohican or others but as creators of a vibrant zone of mixed languages and shifting politics Organized around four themes religion education race and abolitionism and material culture and architecture and drawing from archives such as almanacs newspapers and the material world the chapters in this volume show how polyglot tolerant and multilingual spaces encouraged diverse peoples to coexist Contributors examine subjects such as the multicultural Moravian communities in colonial Pennsylvania the Charity School movement of the s and the activities of uaker abolitionists showing how educational and religious movements addressed and embraced cultural and linguistic varietyDrawing Early American scholarship beyond the normative narrative of monolingualism this volume will be invaluable to historians and sociolinguists whose work focuses on Pennsylvania and colonial revolutionary and antebellum AmericaIn addition to the editor the contributors include Craig Atwood Patrick M Erben Cynthia G Falk Katherine Faull Wolfgang Fl gel Katharine Gerbner Maruice Jackson Lisa Minardi J rgen Overhoff and Birte Pfleger.
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- Babel of the Atlantic
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