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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


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William Penn,
The Benefit of Plantations, or Colonies.

London:
J. Roberts, 1735.

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The wide distribution of promotional tracts such as this one contributed to the diversity of 18th century British America. Penn's writings, which were translated into German and Dutch, described the landscapes of America as populated by compliant natives who were ready to contribute to the immigrants' prosperity.

Promotion and Possession

Exhibition Contents | Introduction | Essays | Bibliography & Links


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