Marchands nord-américains en voyage en Grande-Bretagne (1776-1815) : transferts culturels et identité nationale

Abstract : By studying the travel writings of North American merchants going to Great Britain between 1776 and 1815, we analyse the cultural transfers across the Atlantic and observe the growing emancipation of the young Republic from its former mother country. It appears that these merchants fully contributed to the creation of an American national identity. Their stay in Great-Britain undeniably encouraged this process, as it enabled visitors to measure themselves against a British « Other », to realise what made them truly American, to boast about their superiority, but also, as merchants, to defend specific values and a certain vision of the American society.
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Maud Gallet. Marchands nord-américains en voyage en Grande-Bretagne (1776-1815) : transferts culturels et identité nationale. Histoire. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015USPCA134⟩. ⟨tel-01508514⟩

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