Critiques of Capital in Modern Britain and America: by Mark Bevir, Frank Trentmann

By Mark Bevir, Frank Trentmann

This booklet is an cutting edge choice of essays via a brand new iteration of British and American historians and political theorists. the amount explores how severe traditions and ideology have helped to form capitalism. Chapters stick to diversified reviews in Britain and the United States and discover their Atlantic and imperial exchanges. the quantity contains chapters on questions of legislations and estate within the Victorian empire; traditions of land reform in nineteenth century the US and Britain; the impact of yank romanticism on British socialism; the function of england in American progressivism; American and British purchaser safeguard; the evolution of trusteeship and concepts of cosmopolitan democracy; the 'third method' and narratives of globalization.

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26 The call for 160-acre homesteads was enhanced by the image of the frontier-dwelling American as a hardy pioneer, able to meet any challenge and rise to any task. 28 Pennsylvania’s Galusha Grow gave his paean to the hardy pioneer on the floor of Congress, comparing the pioneer settler with the ‘plumed warrior’. The pioneer was never safe on the frontier, living as he did in the realm of the Indian. ’29 Surely a quarter-section was not too much for the pioneer to ask under these circumstances! George Henry Evans, the leader of the American land-reform movement, at first did not insist that the free homestead take the form of a quartersection of land.

26 The call for 160-acre homesteads was enhanced by the image of the frontier-dwelling American as a hardy pioneer, able to meet any challenge and rise to any task. 28 Pennsylvania’s Galusha Grow gave his paean to the hardy pioneer on the floor of Congress, comparing the pioneer settler with the ‘plumed warrior’. The pioneer was never safe on the frontier, living as he did in the realm of the Indian. ’29 Surely a quarter-section was not too much for the pioneer to ask under these circumstances! George Henry Evans, the leader of the American land-reform movement, at first did not insist that the free homestead take the form of a quartersection of land.

Van Horne, eds, The Abolitionist Sisterhood (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994), pp. 301–34; L. J. Rupp, Worlds of Women: the Making of an International Women’s Movement (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997); and Ian Fletcher, Philippa Levine and Laura Mayhall, eds, Women’s Suffrage in the British Empire (London: Routledge, 2000). Suggestive perspectives on other forms of exchange, including media, sport, royalty and finance, can be found in Fred M. Leventhal and Roland Quinault, eds, Anglo-American Attitudes: From Revolution to Partnership (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000) and Martin H.

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