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By Wil Verhoeven

This publication 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 belief of 'America' got here to symbolize for the British humans the alternative among diametrically adversarial versions of social justice and political participation. but the yank Revolution controversy within the 1790s was once not at all an remoted phenomenon. the debate begun with the yank obstacle debate of the 1760s and 1770s, which overlapped with a much broader Enlightenment debate approximately transatlantic utopianism. All of those debates have been established within the fabric international at the availability of significant amounts of inexpensive American land. Verhoeven investigates the relation that existed in the course of the eighteenth century among American soil and the discourse of transatlantic utopianism: among the US as a actual, geographical house, and 'America' as a utopian/dystopian idea-image.

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