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Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America

Duncan Bell


Between the late nineteenth century and the First World War an ocean-spanning network of prominent individuals advocated the unification of Britain and the United States. They dreamt of the final consolidation of the Angloworld. Scholars, journalists, politicians, businessmen, and science fiction writers invested the “Anglo-Saxons” with extraordinary power. The most ambitious hailed them as a people destined to bring peace and justice to the earth. More modest visions still imagined them as likely to shape the twentieth century. This book explores this remarkable moment in the intellectual his ... More

Keywords: unification, transatlantic thinkers, Angloworld, racial domination, political utopianism, world order, global supremacy, Anglo-American culture, Anglo-American empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691194011
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691194011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Bell, author
University of Cambridge