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ITALIANS AND THE CREATION OF AMERICA; AN EXHIBITION AT THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY. Samuel J....

ITALIANS AND THE CREATION OF AMERICA; AN EXHIBITION AT THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY.

Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 1980. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 83 pages. Italian involvement with the Americas before 1800 was much more extensive than is usually realized. Columbus's voyages were but the first of a long series of interrelationships. 127 items with full descriptions showing the Italian contribution to America from 1492 to 1800. Explorers, superb map makers, political thinkers, travelers, physicians, scientists, and translators are among the figures represented here. Many excellent..... READ MORE

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      Foreword BY VINCENT J. BUONANNO page 7 
      Patrons 9 
      Preface BY THOMAS R. ADAMS 11 
      Introduction BY SAMUEL J. HOUGH 13 
      List of Plates 17 
      Abbreviations of Works Cited Most Frequently 19 

    I The Discovery of Discovery (catalogue numbers 1-5) 23 
   II Columbus (6-10) 26
  III Vespucci (11-17) 29 
   IV The Impact of the Discoveries upon Italy (18-25) 32 
    V Italian Historians of the Great Explorations (26-36) 37
   VI The Reputation of Columbus in Italy (37-45) 42 
  VII Vespucci as a Theme in Cinquecento Italian Poetry (46-48) 45
 VIII Italian Physicians and America (49-52) 47 
   IX Italian Missionaries on the Frontiers of Seventeenth-Century 
        America (53-56) 49
    X The Seventeenth Century (57-62) 51 
   XI Italian Erudition and the Preservation of American Artifacts (63-66) 53
  XII Italian Influence on the Arts in Colonial America. (67-69) 55
 XIII Jesuits from America Exiled to Italy (70-72) 56 
  XIV Italian Awareness of English America, 1750-1775 (73-81) 58
   XV Benjamin Franklin and the Italians (82-87) 61 
  XVI Italian Contributions to American Political Thought (88-90) 64
 XVII Italians and the American Revolution (91-97) 65
XVIII The Italian Cartographic Tradition (98-127) 68 

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