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The Rediscovery of America

Transatlantic Crosscurrents in an Age of Revolution

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The Rediscovery of America features some twenty representatives of England, France and America, whose careers in some sense straddled the Atlantic in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. While not establishing causal links between the American and French Revolutions, the collective weight of these individual responses to the new America supports the idea of an 'Atlantic Revolution'. This study of the writings and transatlantic experiences of the revolutionary generation shows the power of American images in shaping political rhetoric, if not political reality.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Founding Fathers in Europe

  3. Transatlantic Citizens

  4. Frenchmen in America

  5. Images and Visions

About the author

STUART ANDREWS was a scholar of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in the 1950s, after national service in the Parachute Brigade. He is author of three other books on the eighteenth century, and of numerous articles and reviews. Besides teaching his career has included such part-time roles as librarian, editor of a professional journal, school inspector and freelance lecturer. He has also been Headmaster of Norwich School and Clifton College.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Rediscovery of America

  • Book Subtitle: Transatlantic Crosscurrents in an Age of Revolution

  • Authors: Stuart Andrews

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Palgrave History Collection, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Stuart Andrews 1998

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-26936-5Published: 01 January 1998

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-349-26934-1Published: 15 October 1998

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 257

  • Topics: History of the Americas, Political Science, History of Early Modern Europe

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