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The Resource Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802, Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen, (electronic resource)

Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802, Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen, (electronic resource)

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Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802
Title
Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802
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Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen
Title variation
Americomania & the French Revolution Debate in Britain, 1789–1802
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Verhoeven, W. M
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Utopias
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • France
Label
Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802, Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139628716
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online resource
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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
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CR9781139628716
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 387 pages)
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781107040199
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862076978
Label
Americomania and the French Revolution debate in Britain, 1789--1802, Wil Verhoeven, University of Groningen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139628716
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
CR9781139628716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 387 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107040199
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862076978

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