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By Wil Verhoeven

This booklet 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 antagonistic types of social justice and political participation. but the yankee Revolution controversy within the 1790s used to be on no account an remoted phenomenon. the talk all started with the yankee challenge 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 international at the availability of titanic amounts of inexpensive American land. Verhoeven investigates the relation that existed during the eighteenth century among American soil and the discourse of transatlantic utopianism: among the United States as a actual, geographical area, and 'America' as a utopian/dystopian idea-image.

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