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Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802

Author: W M Verhoeven
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the evolution of British identity and participatory politics in the 1790s.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W M Verhoeven
ISBN: 9781107040199 1107040191
OCLC Number: 841198170
Description: xii, 387 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Utopianism in practice : the American front of the French Revolution in Britain, 1789 --
1802 --
"The war of systems": print culture and the institutionalization of the political divide in the 1790s --
"Cultivators of the earth": the American crisis and the emergence of the freehold farmer, 1763 --
1783 --
"Rabies agri": or, wilderness for sale --
"The calculated rise of the American empire": the radicalization of American utopianism --
"The mania of emigration": new philosophers in the wilderness --
"The precious pearl of liberty": from Newgate Prison to Ohiopiomingo --
"Come to these Arcadians regions where there is room for millions": politics for the people --
"Look before you leap": the demonization of Jacobin America --
"Parrying the enemy with their own weapons": dystopianism and the popular discourse of fear --
Postscript : "mania reformatio" the demise of transatlantic utopianism.
Responsibility: Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen.

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'Wil Verhoeven makes a strong and original argument, that the idea of 'America' played a central, neglected role in Britain's debate on the French Revolution in the 1790s. Despite the loss of the Read more...

 
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