The Rediscovery of America

Transatlantic Crosscurrents in an Age of Revolution
Author(s): 
Andrews, Stuart
ISBN: 
0333726189
Date published: 
August 1998
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
272

The Rediscovery of America features some twenty representatives of England, France and America, whose careers in some sense straddled the Atlantic in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. While not establishing causal links between the American and French Revolutions, the collective weight of these individual responses to the new America supports the idea of an 'Atlantic Revolution'. This study of the writings and transatlantic experiences of the revolutionary generation shows the power of American images in shaping political rhetoric, if not political reality.