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The Greek Fire: American-Ottoman Relations and Democratic Fervor in the Age of Revolutions

Maureen Connors Santelli

Abstract

This book examines the United States' early global influence as the fledgling nation that inserted itself in conflicts that were oceans away. It focuses on the American fascination with and involvement in the Greek Revolution in the 1820s and 1830s. That nationalist movement incited an American philhellenic movement that pushed the borders of US interests into the eastern Mediterranean and infused a global perspective into domestic conversations concerning freedom and reform. Perceiving strong cultural, intellectual, and racial ties with Greece, American men and women identified Greece as the ... More

Keywords: Greek Revolution, freedom, reform, Greece, American democracy, U.S. foreign affairs, U.S. diplomacy, American philhellenic movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501715785
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501715785.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maureen Connors Santelli, author
Northern Virginia Community College