The Savage visit

New World people and popular imperial culture in Britain, 1710-1795

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In 18th-century Britain, the appearance of savages from the New World provoked intense fascination. Though such people had been arriving periodically for decades, it was only then that the savage visit became a sensation. Fullagar shows why phenomenon grew &how it related to bitter debates over imperial expansion.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerkeley, Calif.
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages252
ISBN (Print)9781938169038
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameThe Berkeley series in British studies
PublisherGlobal, Area, and International Archive, University of California Press


  • Polynesians--Travel--Great Britain--History--18th century
  • Pacific Islanders--First contact with Europeans
  • Indians of North America--Great Britain--History--18th century
  • Indians of North America--First contact with Europeans
  • Noble savage
  • Great Britain--Social life and customs--18th century
  • Great Britain--Intellectual life--18th century

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Fullagar, K. (2012). The Savage visit: New World people and popular imperial culture in Britain, 1710-1795. (The Berkeley series in British studies). Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.