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作者 Tuffnell, Stephen, 1987- author
書名 Made in Britain : nation and emigration in nineteenth-century America / Stephen Tuffnell
出版項 Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]
國際標準書號 9780520344709 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  941.00413 T914    在架上    30550100685963
說明 xiii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliography (pages 257-290) and index
Introduction : American invaders -- Independence and interdependence -- Representative Americans -- The emigrants' war -- Empire, philanthropy, public diplomacy -- American invasions -- Epilogue : emigrants, Americanizers, colonizers
"The United States was made in Britain. For over a hundred years following independence, a diverse and lively crowd of emigrant Americans left the United States for Britain. From Liverpool and London, they produced Atlantic capitalism and managed transfers of goods, culture, and capital that were integral to U.S. nation-building. In British social clubs, emigrants forged relationships with elite Britons that were essential not only to tranquil transatlantic connections, but also to fighting southern slavery. As the United States descended into Civil War, emigrant Americans decisively shaped the Atlantic-wide battle for public opinion. Equally revered as informal ambassadors and feared as anti-republican contagions, these emigrants raised troubling questions about the relationship between nationhood, nationality, and foreign connection. Blending the histories of foreign relations, capitalism, nation-formation, and transnational connection, Stephen Tuffnell compellingly demonstrates that the United States' struggle toward independent nationhood was entangled at every step with the world's most powerful empire. With deep research and vivid detail, Made in Britain uncovers this hidden story and presents a bold new perspective on the nineteenth-century cross-Atlantic relations"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Americans -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
United States -- History -- 19th century
Alt Title Nation and emigration in nineteenth-century America
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