Frank Prochaska

in Eminent Victorians on American Democracy

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199640614
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738678 | DOI:

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The Conclusion pulls together the themes that run through the earlier chapters and suggests that for all the variations in thinking about American government by the Victorians, a common strand in their opinion was a belief in Anglo-Saxon exceptionalism, that is, that the United States drew heavily on British constitutional traditions and that both countries had a gift for self-government.

Keywords: Anglo-American exceptionalism; democracy; US Constitution; American society; party politics

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Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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