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'Liberty has an Asylum': John Jebb, British Radicalism and the American Revolution


Page, AR, 'Liberty has an Asylum': John Jebb, British Radicalism and the American Revolution, History The Journal of the Historical Association, 87, (286) pp. 204-226. ISSN 0018-2648 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Through a close examination of how a leading English radical perceived the conflict between colonies and parliament, this article adds to our understanding of the process in which the American Revolution influenced the ideology and confidence of British radicals. The example set by the Americans encouraged John Jebb in his agitation for radical religious, educational and political reform, and led him to advocate universal manhood suffrage. Jebb imagined that America was a bastion of enlightened civic vir-tue, an impression strengthened by his acquaintance with the first American minister to Britain, John Adams.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Page, AR (Dr Anthony Page)
ID Code:24209
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2009-06-12

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