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By Ruth Livesey,Ella, Dr Dzelzainis,Ruth, Dr Livesey

In nineteenth-century Britain, the results of democracy in the United States have been obvious to unfold from Congress right down to the private behavior of its voters. Bringing jointly political theorists, historians, and literary students, this quantity explores the assumption of yank democracy in nineteenth-century Britain. The essays span the interval from Independence to the 1st international struggle and hint an highbrow background of Anglo-American family in the course of that period.

Leading students hint the hopes and fears encouraged by way of the yank version of democracy within the works of commentators, together with Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Alexis de Tocqueville, Charles Dickens, John Stuart Mill, Richard Cobden, Charles Dilke, Matthew Arnold, Henry James and W. T. Stead. by way of analyzing the context of debates approximately American democracy and notions of ‘culture’, citizenship, and race, the gathering sheds clean mild on well-documented moments of British political background, reminiscent of the Reform Acts, the Abolition of Slavery Act, and the Anti-Corn legislations agitation. the amount additionally explores the ways that British Liberalism used to be formed by means of the yankee instance and attracts awareness to the significance of print tradition in furthering radical political discussion among the 2 international locations. because the finished creation makes transparent, this assortment makes an incredible contribution to transatlantic stories and our turning out to be feel of a nineteenth-century modernity formed through an Atlantic trade. it's an important reference element for all drawn to the heritage of the belief of democracy, its political evolution, and its perceived cultural consequences.

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