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Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World [Paperback]

Londa Schiebinger , Claudia Swan
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION -Londa Schiebinger and Claudia Swan I. COLONIAL GOVERNANCE AND BOTANICAL PRACTICES 1. Dominion, Demonstration, and Domination: Religious Doctrine, Territorial Politics, and French Plant Collection -Chandra Mukerji 2. Walnuts at Hudson Bay, Coral Reefs in Gotland: The Colonialism of Linnaean Botany -Staffan Muller-Wille 3. Mission Gardens: Natural History and Global Expansion, 1720-1820 -Michael T. Bravo 4. Gathering for the Republic: Botany in Early Republic America -Andrew J. Lewis II. TRANSLATING INDIGENOUS, CREOLE, AND EUROPEAN BOTANIES: LOCAL KNOWLEDGE(S), GLOBAL SCIENCE 5. Books, Bodies, and Fields: Sixteenth-Century Transatlantic Encounters with New World Materia Medica -Daniela Bleichmar 6. Global Economies and Local Knowledge in the East Indies: Jacobus Bontius Learns the Facts of Nature -Harold J. Cook 7. Prospecting for Drugs: European Naturalists in the West Indies -Londa Schiebinger 8. Linnaean Botany and Spanish Imperial Biopolitics -Antonio Lafuente and Nuria Valverde 9. How Derivative was Humboldt? Microcosmic Nature Narratives in Early Modern Spanish America and the (Other) Origins of Humboldt's Ecological *Sensibilities -Jorge Canizares-Esguerra III. CASH CROPS: MAKING AND REMAKING NATURE 10. The Conquest of Spice and the Dutch Colonial Imaginary: Seen and Unseen in the Visual Culture of Trade -Julie Berger Hochstrasser 11. Of Nutmegs and Botanists: The Colonial Cultivation of Botanical Identity -E. C. Spary 12. Out of Africa: Colonial Rice History in the Black Atlantic -Judith Carney IV. TECHNOLOGIES OF ACCUMULATION 13. Collecting Naturalia in the Shadow of Early Modern Dutch Trade" -Claudia Swan 14. Accounting for the Natural World: Double-Entry Bookkeeping in the Field -Anke te Heesen 15. Surgeons, Fakirs, Merchants, and Craftspeople: Making L'Empereur's Jardin in Early Modern South Asia -Kapil Raj 16. Measurable Difference: Botany, Climate, and the Gardener's Thermometer in Eighteenth-Century France -Marie-Noelle Bourguet Notes List of Contributors Index Acknowledgments

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