The Anglo-American Paper War: Debates about the New Republic, 1800-1825

Hardcover | November 28, 2012

byJ. Eaton

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The Paper War and the Development of Anglo-American Nationalisms, 1800-1825 analyzes the forgotten literary conflict that garnered the attention of many renowned British and American writers: a war over images of the United States. The Paper War illustrated the diversity of nationalisms in both the United States and Britain, as Britons used America within their own domestic paper wars and Americans contested the meaning of their young republic. The creation of images of America was a two-way process, as Americans contributed to the creation of British commentaries regarding the United States and Britons shaped American self-understanding. Despite their Anglophobic proclamations of independence, Americans continued to use Britain as their measure. In this volume, Joseph Eaton offers valuable insight into the multiplicity of British and American nationalisms, the maturation of apologetics for slavery, the post-revolution exclusion of women from politics, and the early development of anti-Americanism.

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The Paper War and the Development of Anglo-American Nationalisms, 1800-1825 analyzes the forgotten literary conflict that garnered the attention of many renowned British and American writers: a war over images of the United States. The Paper War illustrated the diversity of nationalisms in both the United States and Britain, as Britons...

JOSEPH EATON a former Fulbright Scholar, is an assistant professor at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. Eaton, a native of the state of Oklahoma, is a graduate of Columbia University, USA. Eaton's research interests include Anglo-American cultural relations and images of America in the World.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:November 28, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230294324

ISBN - 13:9780230294325

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Table of Contents

Series Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction
Travelers, Reviewers, And Jeffersonian-Era America
Inchiquin's Letters And Anglo-American Nationalism
A Blessing To The Whole Earth: Birkbeck's English Prairie
The End Of Anglo-Mania
Heroes, But No Victors

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"The Anglo-American Paper War provides a coherent account of the formative tussles amongst commentators on both sides of the Atlantic; it enriches understanding of the cultural development of a newly independent nation and an imperial power coming to terms with this new relationship." - Dr Thomas Rodgers, Newcastle University