Introduction : Claims to Belong

  title={Introduction : Claims to Belong},
  author={Susan Pedersen},
In Ceremonies of Possession, her account of the varied ways in which Europe's expanding nations sought to mark their conquests abroad, Patricia Seed notes the particular emphasis seventeenth-century English colonists placed on fences and hedges, houses and gardens. If the Spanish marked ownership by proclamation and the French by ceremony and ritual, the… CONTINUE READING