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Bluestocking Feminism and British-German Cultural move, 1750–1837 examines the tactics of cultural move among Britain and Germany through the own Union, the interval from 1714 to 1837 while the kings of britain have been concurrently Electors of Hanover. whereas students have mostly all in favour of the political and diplomatic implications of the non-public Union, Alessa Johns bargains a brand new point of view through tracing sociocultural repercussions and investigating how, within the interval of the yankee and French Revolutions, Britain and Germany generated precise discourses of liberty although they have been nonrevolutionary international locations. British and German reformists—feminists in particular—used the period’s increased pathways of cultural move to generate new discourses in addition to to articulate new perspectives of what own freedom, nationwide personality, and foreign interplay will be. Johns lines 4 pivotal moments of cultural alternate: the growth of the e-book exchange, the craze for translation, the influence of revolution on intra-European shuttle and shuttle writing, and the effect of transatlantic trips on visions of reform. Johns finds the best way what she phrases “bluestocking transnationalism” spawned discourses of liberty and makes an attempt at sociocultural reform in this interval of huge financial improvement, revolution, and war.

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