Interdependence Day and Magna Charta: James Hamilton's public diplomacy in the Angloworld, 1907-1940s

MacRaild, Donald, Ellis, Sylvia and Bowman, Stephen (2014) Interdependence Day and Magna Charta: James Hamilton's public diplomacy in the Angloworld, 1907-1940s. Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 12 (2). pp. 140-165. ISSN 0479-4012

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14794012.2014.900967

Abstract / Description

This article discusses the use of the Magna Charta as a universal symbol of democracy in the Anglo-world in the early twentieth century. It focuses on the role played by one group, the International Magna Charta Day Association (IMCDA), in a global movement to unite and educate the English-speaking peoples through the promotion of the great charter. In searching for a worldwide Anglo-Saxon patriotism, this society promoted strong connections and the laudation of what it called ‘Interdependence Day’. This article concludes that although the IMCDA may have been only one element in the widening and strengthening of Anglo- world connections, it was an important one that has been previously neglected.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magna Charta, Magna Charta Day, English-speaking peoples: Anglo-Saxonism, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-world, J.W. Hamilton, public diplomacy
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
900 History & geography > 970 History of North America
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Donald Macraild
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 12:33
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 12:33
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5261

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