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Remaking the British Atlantic: The United States and the British Empire after American Independence

P. J. Marshall

Abstract

How did Britain and America face up to the new world of American independence? This book argues that there was a sharp division between political relations and the many other links that had bound British and American people together before the Revolution. There was to be no political rapprochement. Peace was made in 1783, but it was not a peace of reconciliation. Mutual ill feeling remained. Americans continued to denounce what they saw as a corrupted British political system that had betrayed the historic liberties of the ancient British constitution, while British commentators dismissed Amer ... More

Keywords: American independence, Peace of 1783, migration, trade, culture, liberty, British constitution, debts, republicanism, Irish emigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640355.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. J. Marshall, author
Professor Emeritus, King's College, London

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