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"The Greek Fire": The Greek War for Independence and the Emergence of American Reform Movements, 1780-1860

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dc.contributor.advisor Zagarri, Rosemarie
dc.contributor.author Santelli, Maureen Elizabeth Connors en_US
dc.creator Santelli, Maureen Elizabeth Connors en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-12T02:56:59Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-12T02:56:59Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9152
dc.description.abstract This dissertation places early Americans in the midst of a global conflict that pit the Greeks against the Ottoman Turks. Although historians have focused a great deal of attention on American support for the French Revolution, few have examined a similar conflict, the Greek War for Independence. Fought from 1821 to 1832, this war generated nearly as much popular support and interest as had the French movement. Perceiving strong cultural and intellectual ties with Greece, American men and women identified the region as the seedbed of American democracy and a crucial source of American values. Contrasting their western classical tradition with the Muslim origins of the Ottoman Empire, Americans portrayed the struggle in Greece as a climactic battle between western freedom and Oriental despotism. en_US
dc.format.extent 350 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Maureen Elizabeth Connors Santelli en_US
dc.subject American history en_US
dc.subject World history en_US
dc.subject Abolitionism en_US
dc.subject American Foreign Relations en_US
dc.subject American Reform Movements en_US
dc.subject Ancient World en_US
dc.subject Greek Revolution en_US
dc.subject Women's Rights en_US
dc.title "The Greek Fire": The Greek War for Independence and the Emergence of American Reform Movements, 1780-1860 en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline History en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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