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Europe’s American Revolution

  • Simon P. Newman

About this book


Historians in the United States have argued that the ideals of the American Revolution have had an enduring significance outside their own country. The essays in this volume explore how the American Revolution has been constructed, defined and understood by Europeans from the 1770s, illustrating what it has meant in different countries.


american revolution democracy empire Europe France history monarchy revolution USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon P. Newman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

About the editors

THOMAS CLARK Assistant Professor of American History, the University of Kassel, Germany BRADLEY A. JONES Lecturer in History, University of Glasgow, UI CSABA LÉVAI Associate Professor of History, University of Debrecen, Hungary ANTHONY MCFARLANE Professor of History, University of Warwick, UK JOSEPH EUGENE MULLIN Associate Professor of American Literature and American Society and Culture, University of the Minho, Portugal SIMON P. NEWMAN Sir Denis Brogan Professor of American Studies, University of Glasgow, UK ANDREW PEPPER Lecturer in English and American Literature, Queen's University Belfast, UK MARIE-JEANNE ROSSIGNOL Professor of American Civilization, University of Paris 7, Denis-Diderot, France

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'This is a rich volume, teeming with rejuvenated views of the American Revolution and new insights into the concept of 'American exceptionalism' that, by and large, seems to have lost most of its past luster.' - Gérard Hugues, H-Diplo