The eagle and the crown: Americans and the British monarchy

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Yale University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
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This book tells the intriguing and paradoxical story of a nation that overthrew British rule only to become fascinated by the glamor of its royal family. Examining American attitudes toward British royalty from the Revolutionary period to the death of Princess Diana, The Eagle and the Crown penetrates the royal legacy in American politics, culture, and national self-image.

 

Frank Prochaska argues that the United States is not only beguiled by the British monarchy but has itself considered the idea of a presidency assuming many of the characteristics of a monarchy. He shows that America’s Founding Fathers created what Teddy Roosevelt later called an elective king” in the office of the president, conferring quasi-regal status on the occupant of the Oval Office. Prochaska also contends that members of the British royal family who visit the United States have been key players in the emergence of America’s obsession with celebrity. America’s complex relationship with the British monarchy has for more than two hundred years been part of the nation’s conversation about itself, a conversation that Prochaska explores with wit and panache.

 

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9780300141955
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subject_facet Great Britain -- Foreign public opinion, Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States, Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Public opinion, United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
table_of_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.
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