The Rediscovery of America

Transatlantic Crosscurrents in an Age of Revolution

  • Authors
  • Stuart Andrews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
  3. Founding Fathers in Europe

  4. Transatlantic Citizens

  5. Frenchmen in America

  6. Images and Visions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-146
    2. Stuart Andrews
      Pages 147-158
    3. Stuart Andrews
      Pages 159-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 206-257

About this book


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.


eighteenth century England France government Jefferson John Adams liberty revolution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-26936-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-26934-1
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