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Eminent Victorians on American democracy : the view from Albion

Author: F K Prochaska
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Surveys a wide range of nineteenth-century British opinion on the United States, significant to them not only because it was the world's most advanced democracy, but also because it was a political experiment that was seen to anticipate the future of Britain.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Stuart Mill; Walter Bagehot; Henry Sumner Maine; James Bryce Bryce, Viscount; Walter / 1826-1877 Bagehot; James Bryce / Viscount / 1838-1922 Bryce; Henry Sumner / 1822-1888 Maine; John Stuart / 1806-1873 Mill; Walter Bagehot; James Bryce Bryce, Viscount; Henry Sumner Maine; John Stuart Mill; John Stuart Mill; Walter Bagehot; Henry Maine; James Bryce
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F K Prochaska
ISBN: 9780199640614 0199640610
OCLC Number: 757147149
Description: vii, 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : transatlantic attitudes --
John Stuart Mill : the tyranny of conformity --
Walter Bagehot : the tyranny of the Constitution --
Sir Henry Maine : democracy denied --
James Bryce : Anglo-Saxon democracy --
Conclusion : Anglo-American exceptionalism.
Responsibility: by Frank Prochaska.
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