By Wil Verhoeven

This ebook explores the evolution of British id and participatory politics within the 1790s. Wil Verhoeven argues that during the process the French Revolution debate in Britain, the assumption of 'America' got here to symbolize for the British humans the alternative among diametrically adversarial types of social justice and political participation. but the yankee Revolution controversy within the 1790s was once not at all an remoted phenomenon. the talk begun with the yank problem debate of the 1760s and 1770s, which overlapped with a much wider Enlightenment debate approximately transatlantic utopianism. All of those debates have been dependent within the fabric global at the availability of titanic amounts of inexpensive American land. Verhoeven investigates the relation that existed through the eighteenth century among American soil and the discourse of transatlantic utopianism: among the USA as a actual, geographical area, and 'America' as a utopian/dystopian idea-image.

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