In Search of America: Transatlantic Essays, 1951-1990
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In Search of America: Transatlantic Essays, 1951-1990

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ISBN-13:
9780313277122
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.1991
Seiten:
470
Autor:
Phyllis Palmer
Gewicht:
857 g
Format:
255x149x30 mm
Serie:
98, Bibliographies and Indexes in
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This wide ranging selection of essays by a renowned English scholar explores American history, literature, and culture. Many aspects and periods of American history, life, and thought are examined: military, political, biographical, comparative, and more. The text is scholarly, yet readable.
Part 1 Birth pangs: Crecour revisited; George Washington's generalship; "they will all speak English"; the elections of 1789 & 1792; Madison as Commander-in-Chief. Part 2 Monumental Washington: John Marshall's Washington; the two Georges - George Washington and George III; doubled images - Washington and Lincoln; Woodrow Wilson's Washington. Part 3 Victorian America and after: Frances Trollope; America at the Great Exhibition; Twain's "English" novels' Crane's "Maggie"; Henry Adams; Willa Cather and Frederick Jackson Turner. Part 4 Old World, new world: European images of America; new world, old world - the historical antithesis; watersheds; America's imaginary wars; European anti-Americanism.
A collection of essays exploring American history, literature and culture, this work examines many aspects and periods of American life and thought. Topics covered include the young nation, George Washington, European attitudes toward the USA and vice versa, anti-Americanism and American writers.