Europe's American Revolution

Editor(s): 
Newman, Simon P.
ISBN: 
1403989974
Date published: 
April 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
248

Historians in the United States have argued that the ideals of the American Revolution have had an enduring significance outside their own country. The essays in this volume explore how the American Revolution has been constructed, defined and understood by Europeans from the 1770s to the present day, from Scotland to Spain and Hungary to France, illustrating what it has meant in different countries, and how it has been at times used or even ignored. The actions of the American Patriots continue to resonate in the Europe of today: this book is the first in-depth comparative study of this process.