Beyond 1776 : globalizing the cultures of the American Revolution /
edited by Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
x, 259 pages ; 24 cm
081394175X, 9780813941752, 9780813941769
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Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2018.
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Circulating the American Revolution: the Atlantic networks of Christian Jacob Hutter / Leonard von Morze -- Republicanism redefined: how the American Revolution transformed Dutch political culture / Wyger R.E. Velema -- French writers on the American Revolution in the early 1780s: a republican moment? / Carine Lounissi -- Political theology and the alternate enlightenment: from the War of the Three Kingdoms to the American Revolution / Ed Simon -- Charlotte Corday's gendered terror: femininity, violence, and domestic peace in Sarah Pogson's The female enthusiast / Miranda A. Green-Barteet -- Soldiers, politics, and the American Revolution in Ireland and Scotland / Matthew P. Dziennik -- Franklin's mail: gun trafficking and the elisions of history / Maria O'Malley -- "Stuck a bayonet into the grave & renew'd their oath": the American Revolution and the first fleet / Therese-Marie Meyer -- The tea not consumed: cultural and political meanings of the American Revolution in China, 1774-1912 / Jeng-Guo Chen -- "Walk upon water": Equiano and the globalizing subject / Denys Van Renen.
"These essays consider the American Revolution in new contexts, elucidating global interdependencies that took root in the eighteenth century through unlikely alliances, cultural transmissions, and complex networks of trade. The first part of the book centers on migration of ideas across cultures on the Continent, Scotland, and Ireland, particularly among intellectuals and through print. The essays in the second section articulate how revolutions fostered largely unacknowledged transatlantic and transoceanic exchanges, in the West Indies and in the first penal colonies of Australia, along the Celtic Fringe and Pacific Rim, and in the vast territories through which slavery circulated. The contributors examine a range of texts, from novels and drama to diplomatic correspondence, letters of common sailors, political treatises, newspapers, accounting ledgers, naval records, and burial rituals (many from non-Anglophone sources)"--
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