Posted by Lynne on August 04, 1997 at 13:58:36:
In reply to Re: Attitude toward Americans? posted by Kathy F. on August 03, 1997 at 10:12:59
] ] Could someone kindly provide me with some information (or a source of information) on the attitudes of the Regency gentry towards America and the Americans? I'm interested in writing a story for the fanfic board involving an American visitor to Pemberley, but I want to get my facts straight first. Thanks a lot!
] I'm no Regency expert, but I would wager that part of the attitude would depend on when the American visitor visited: what was the English attitude toward America. Were England and America at war? Remember that in the War of 1812, the Brits burned the American White House, which couldn't have created too many nice feelings. :-> That event happened in 1814?, and with news traveling the way it did, England probably didn't know about it for about 3-6 months afterwards.
] Kathy F.
Yes, it does not sound as if the English and Americans were very friendly during this time. To make a modern analogy: it would probably be similar to an American visiting an mideast country such as Iraq or Iran in the 1990s---pretty frosty I would say, perhaps even dangerous....But as Kathy said, I am no expert...
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