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The eagle and the crown : Americans and the British monarchy, Frank Prochaska

Label
The eagle and the crown : Americans and the British monarchy
Title
The eagle and the crown
Title remainder
Americans and the British monarchy
Statement of responsibility
Frank Prochaska
Title variation
Eagle & the crown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Eagle and the Crown tells the absorbing story of a nation that overthrew British rule but created a system of government that drew heavily on the monarchical traditions of the mother country. Frank Prochaska shows that the American Founding Fathers were more monarchical in their thinking than is widely assumed. They created what Theodore Roosevelt later called an 'elective king' in the office of president, conferring quasi-regal status on the occupant of the White House." "Examining American attitudes towards the monarchy from the Revolutionary period to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the book illuminates the royal legacy in American politics, culture, and national self-image. It is not only the Constitution and political custom that have been influenced by the British monarchy. With exquisite paradox Americans fell in love with the transcendent glamour of a hereditary royal family from the lofty heights of republican virtue." "Monarchy is the fount of celebrity, and Prochaska reveals that members of the British royal family have been central to the emergence of America's obsession with fame, offering an aristocratic contrast to the instant creations of the media. For their part the royal family has understood their relationship to America to be an integral part of their public image. Over centuries America's complex relationship with the British monarchy has been a feature of both nations' conversation about themselves, a conversation that The Eagle and the Crown explores with wit and panache."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prochaska, F. K
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.G7
LC item number
P76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monarchy
  • Public opinion
  • Kings and rulers
  • Monarchy
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • International relations
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
The eagle and the crown : Americans and the British monarchy, Frank Prochaska
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-230) and index
Contents
The founding fathers -- Royal reconciliation -- Victoria fever -- The prince in the promised land -- America's queen -- Ceremony and celebrity -- Special relationships -- The new Victoria -- A wedding and a funeral
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 239 p.
Isbn
9780300141955
Isbn Type
(cl.)
Lccn
2008027982
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223872666
  • (OCoLC)ocn223872666
Label
The eagle and the crown : Americans and the British monarchy, Frank Prochaska
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-230) and index
Contents
The founding fathers -- Royal reconciliation -- Victoria fever -- The prince in the promised land -- America's queen -- Ceremony and celebrity -- Special relationships -- The new Victoria -- A wedding and a funeral
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 239 p.
Isbn
9780300141955
Isbn Type
(cl.)
Lccn
2008027982
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)223872666
  • (OCoLC)ocn223872666

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