William Bartram

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William Bartram (April 20, 1739 – July 22, 1823) was an American naturalist.

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  • The subjectivity that developed through print culture required that persons give up private identities for public identity. ... The aim of representative men like Benjamin Franklin was to produce themselves as exemplary citizen-­subjects who existed primarily in print and in relation to others who also circulated in print. ... Bartram offers a good test case through which we can trace the emergence of a mode of agency that is not equivalent to subjectivity and that developed outside the metropolitan centers associated with print culture.
    • M. Allewaert, "Swamp Sublime: Ecologies of Resistance in the American Plantation Zone," in Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

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