An Enemy Abroad: The Transnational Politics of Francis Jeffrey in the War of 1812

Elliott, Clare (2017) An Enemy Abroad: The Transnational Politics of Francis Jeffrey in the War of 1812. Open Library of Humanities, 3 (2). p. 8. ISSN 2056-6700

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Abstract

In 1813 the celebrated founding editor of the Edinburgh Review, Francis Jeffrey, travelled to New York and Washington while Britain was at war with the United States and there is a surviving journal of that journey. The trip was for a romantic purpose (Jeffrey was to marry and bring back to Britain his second wife) but the timing meant that he was an enemy abroad while on US soil. As such, the journal unsettles our expectations about national identifications and this article examines Jeffrey’s interactions in the White House, his reactions to encounters with African Americans and his Romantic responses to the American landscape in order to investigate his transnational politics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 16:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28831

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