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Eminent Victorians on American DemocracyThe View from Albion$
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Frank Prochaska

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199640614

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Transatlantic Attitudes

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Eminent Victorians on American Democracy
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Frank Prochaska

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0001

This chapter is a survey of political attitudes in Britain on America in the decades after the American Revolution, which discusses constitutional issues, the French Revolution, republicanism, and slavery. It looks at several British travellers to the United States in the early nineteenth century, including Harriet Martineau and Mrs Trollope.

Keywords:   American Constitution, American Revolution, monarchy, republicanism, French Revolution, slavery

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