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Americomania and the French Revolution Debate in Britain, 1789 1802

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Author Name: Verhoeven, Wilhelmus

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Type Book

Publisher England CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR 2013

ISBN Number 1107040191 / 9781107040199

Seller ID 108628

This book explores the evolution of British identity and participatory politics in the 1790s. Wil Verhoeven argues that in the course of the French Revolution debate in Britain, the idea of America came to represent for the British people the choice between two diametrically opposed models of social justice and political participation. Yet the American Revolution controversy in the 1790s was by no means an isolated phenomenon. The controversy began with the American crisis debate of the 1760s and 1770s, which overlapped with a wider Enlightenment debate about transatlantic utopianism. All of these debates were based in the material world on the availability of vast quantities of cheap American land. Verhoeven investigates the relation that existed throughout the eighteenth century between American soil and the discourse of transatlantic utopianism: between America as a physical, geographical space, and America as a utopian/dystopian idea-image.

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