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Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion

Frank Prochaska


This book is a survey of a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, who wrote extensively on American government and society. The Victorians made a memorable contribution to the ongoing debate over the character and origins of democracy through their examination of a host of issues, including the role of the Founding Fathers, the American Constitution and its relationship to the British Constitution, slavery, the Supreme Court, the Presidency, the spoils system, a ... More

Keywords: Founding Fathers, democracy, Victorians, American Constitution, British Constitution, slavery, Supreme Court, Presidency, Anglo-Saxonism, American exceptionalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199640614
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640614.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Prochaska, author
University of Oxford

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