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The Age of the Democratic RevolutionA Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800$
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R. R. Palmer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691161280

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.001.0001

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Europe and the American Revolution

Europe and the American Revolution

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(p.177) Chapter IX Europe and the American Revolution
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The Age of the Democratic Revolution
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R. R. Palmer

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0009

This chapter discusses the impact of the American Revolution on the democratic and revolutionary spirit in Europe, to the desire, that is, for a reconstitution of government and society. The first and greatest effect of the American Revolution was to make Europeans believe, or rather feel, often in a highly emotional way, that they lived in a rare era of momentous change. They saw a kind of drama of the continents. The successful War of American Independence presented itself as a great act of retribution on a cosmic stage. There were many Europeans who said that America would someday, in its turn, predominate over Europe.

Keywords:   American Revolution, Europe, democracy, revolutionary spirit, War of American Independence

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