Chapter

Introduction

Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640614
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738678 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter is a survey of political attitudes in Britain on America in the decades after the American Revolution, which discusses constitutional issues, the French Revolution, republicanism, and slavery. It looks at several British travellers to the United States in the early nineteenth century, including Harriet Martineau and Mrs Trollope.

Keywords: American Constitution; American Revolution; monarchy; republicanism; French Revolution; slavery

Chapter.  8594 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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