When London Was Capital of America (BOK)

Julie Flavell

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Benjamin Franklin secretly loved London more than Philadelphia: it was simply the most exciting place to be in the British Empire. And in the decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution, thousands of his fellow colonists flocked to the Georgian city in its first big wave of American visitors. At the very point of political rupture, mother country and colonies were socially and culturally closer than ever before. In this first-ever portrait of eighteenth-century London as the capital of America, Julie Flavell recreates the famous city's heyday as the centre of an empire that encompassed North America and the West Indies. The momentous years before independence saw more colonial Americans than ever on London's streets: wealthy Southern plantation owners in quest of culture, slaves hoping for a chance of freedom, Yankee businessmen looking for opportunities in the city, even Ben Franklin seeking a second, more distinguished career. The stories of the colonials, no innocents abroad, vividly recreate a time when Americans saw London as their own and remind us of the complex, multiracial - at times even decadent - nature of America's colonial British heritage.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Julie Flavell
Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300178135
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 22,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 490 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Colonialism & imperialism