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The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World

The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1643361139
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The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World by Book Resume:

The slave revolution that two hundred years ago created the state of Haiti alarmed and excited public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic. Its repercussions ranged from the world commodity markets to the imagination of poets, from the council chambers of the great powers to slave quarters in Virginia and Brazil and most points in between. Sharing attention with such tumultuous events as the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War, Haiti's fifteen-year struggle for racial equality, slave emancipation, and colonial independence challenged notions about racial hierarchy that were gaining legitimacy in an Atlantic world dominated by Europeans and the slave trade. The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World explores the multifarious influence—from economic to ideological to psychological—that a revolt on a small Caribbean island had on the continents surrounding it. Fifteen international scholars, including eminent historians David Brion Davis, Seymour Drescher, and Robin Blackburn, explicate such diverse ramifications as the spawning of slave resistance and the stimulation of slavery's expansion, the opening of economic frontiers, and the formation of black and white diasporas. They show how the Haitian Revolution embittered contemporary debates about race and abolition and inspired poetry, plays, and novels. Seeking to disentangle its effects from those of the French Revolution, they demonstrate that its impact was ambiguous, complex, and contradictory.

The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838

The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773596267
Author: Michel Ducharme
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The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838 by Michel Ducharme Book Resume:

In Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838, Michel Ducharme shows that Canadian intellectual and political history between the American Revolution and the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions of 1837-38 can be better understood by considering it in relation to the broad framework of revolution in the Atlantic world between 1776 and 1838. Inspired by intellectual histories of the Atlantic world, Ducharme goes beyond the scholarly focus on Atlantic republicanism to present the rebellions of 1837-38 as a confrontation between two very different concepts of liberty. He uses these concepts as lenses through which to read colonial ideological conflict. Ducharme traces political discourse in both colonies, showing how the differing fates and influence of republican and constitutional notions of liberty affected state development. He also pursues a number of important revisionist historical claims, including the idea that nationalist politics were not at issue in the period and that "responsible government" was never a Patriote party platform or interest. Taking a wider view allows Ducharme to provide a solid understanding of the ideological substance of political conflict and shows that, starting in 1791, Canadian colonial political culture revolved around an ideal of liberty that differed from the liberty at work within the revolutionary movements of the late eighteenth century but was nonetheless born of the Enlightenment.

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674054164
Author: Jane G. Landers
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions by Jane G. Landers Book Resume:

Sailing the tide of a tumultuous era of Atlantic revolutions, a remarkable group of African-born and African-descended individuals transformed themselves from slaves into active agents of their lives and times. Through prodigious archival research, Jane Landers radically alters our vision of the breadth and extent of the Age of Revolution, and our understanding of its actors.

Rethinking the Atlantic World

Rethinking the Atlantic World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230233805
Author: Manuela Albertone,Antonino De Francesco
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Rethinking the Atlantic World by Manuela Albertone,Antonino De Francesco Book Resume:

This unique collection of essays provides a re-evaluation of the term 'Atlantic', by placing at the core of the debate on republicanism in the early modern age the link between continental Europe and America, rather than assuming British political culture as having been widely representative of Europe as a whole.

Avengers of the New World

Avengers of the New World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674034368
Author: Laurent DUBOIS,Laurent Dubois
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Avengers of the New World by Laurent DUBOIS,Laurent Dubois Book Resume:

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.

Republics at War, 1776-1840

Republics at War, 1776-1840 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137328827
Author: P. Serna,A. De Francesco,J. Miller
Publisher: Springer
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Republics at War, 1776-1840 by P. Serna,A. De Francesco,J. Miller Book Resume:

This collection probes the troubling connections between war and republic during Revolutionary era, 1776-1840. It presents the work of an international team of scholars, some of them in English for the first time.

The Atlantic World

The Atlantic World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429887647
Author: Willem Klooster,Alfred Padula
Publisher: Routledge
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The Atlantic World by Willem Klooster,Alfred Padula Book Resume:

The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination brings together ten original essays that explore the many connections between the Old and New Worlds in the early modern period. Divided into five sets of paired essays, it examines the role of specific port cities in Atlantic history, aspects of European migration, the African dimension, and the ways in which the Atlantic world has been imagined. This second edition has been updated and expanded to contain two new chapters on revolutions and abolition, which discuss the ways in which two of the main pillars of the Atlantic world—empire and slavery—met their end. Both essays underscore the importance of the Caribbean in the profound transformation of the Atlantic world in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This edition also includes a revised introduction that incorporates recent literature, providing students with references to the key historiographical debates, and pointers of where the field is moving to inspire their own research. Supported further by a range of maps and illustrations, The Atlantic World: Essays on Slavery, Migration, and Imagination is the ideal book for students of Atlantic History.

The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840

The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137014156
Author: David Armitage,Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, C. 1760-1840 by David Armitage,Sanjay Subrahmanyam Book Resume:

A distinguished international team of historians examines the dynamics of global and regional change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Providing uniquely broad coverage, encompassing North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and China, the chapters shed new light on this pivotal period of world history. Offering fresh perspectives on: • the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions • the break-up of the Iberian empires • the Napoleonic Wars. The volume also presents ground-breaking treatments of world history from an African perspective, of South Asia's age of revolutions, and of stability and instability in China. The first truly global account of the causes and consequences of the transformative 'Age of Revolutions', this collection presents a strikingly novel and comprehensive view of the revolutionary era as well as rich examples of global history in practice.

The Web of Empire

The Web of Empire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780199714834
Author: Alison Games
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Web of Empire by Alison Games Book Resume:

How did England go from a position of inferiority to the powerful Spanish empire to achieve global pre-eminence? In this important second book, Alison Games, a colonial American historian, explores the period from 1560 to 1660, when England challenged dominion over the American continents, established new long-distance trade routes in the eastern Mediterranean and the East Indies, and emerged in the 17th century as an empire to reckon with. Games discusses such topics as the men and women who built the colonial enterprise, the political and fiscal factors that made such growth possible, and domestic politics that fueled commercial expansion. Her cast of characters includes soldiers and diplomats, merchants and mariners, ministers and colonists, governors and tourists, revealing the surprising breath of foreign experiences ordinary English people had in this period. This book is also unusual in stretching outside Europe to include Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. A comparative imperial study and expansive world history, this book makes a lasting argument about the formative years of the English empire.

Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World

Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351800434
Author: Jane Landers
Publisher: Routledge
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Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World by Jane Landers Book Resume:

This book highlights newly-discovered and underutilized sources for the study of slavery and abolition. It features the contributions of scholars who work with Portuguese, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Swedish materials from Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their work draws on legal suits, merchant correspondence, Catholic sacramental records, and rare newspapers dating from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Essays cover the volume of the early South Atlantic slave trade; African and African-descended religious and cultural communities in Rio de Janeiro and the Spanish circum-Caribbean; Eurafrican trade alliances on the Gold Coast; and public participation in abolition in nineteenth-century Brazil. These essays change and enrich our understandings of slavery and its end in the Atlantic World. This book was originally published as a special issue of Slavery and Abolition.

War, Demobilization and Memory

War, Demobilization and Memory [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137406496
Author: Alan Forrest,Karen Hagemann,Michael Rowe
Publisher: Springer
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War, Demobilization and Memory by Alan Forrest,Karen Hagemann,Michael Rowe Book Resume:

This volume examines the impact of the wars in the Atlantic world between 1770 and 1830, focusing both on the military, economic, political, social and cultural demobilization that occurred immediately at their end, and their long-term legacy and memory.

Global Goods and the Spanish Empire, 1492-1824

Global Goods and the Spanish Empire, 1492-1824 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137324058
Author: B. Aram,B. Yun-Casalilla
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Global Goods and the Spanish Empire, 1492-1824 by B. Aram,B. Yun-Casalilla Book Resume:

Drawing upon economic history, cultural studies, intellectual history and the history of science and medicine, this collection of case studies examines the transatlantic transfer and transformation of goods and ideas, with particular emphasis on their reception in Europe.

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199333688
Author: Edward G. Gray,Jane Kamensky
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution by Edward G. Gray,Jane Kamensky Book Resume:

The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen colonies. The Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades.

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137315555
Author: S. Reinert,P. Røge
Publisher: Springer
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The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World by S. Reinert,P. Røge Book Resume:

This collection of essays draws on fresh readings of classic texts as well as rigorous research in the archives of Europe's greatest imperial power. Its contributors paint a powerful picture of the nature and implementation of political economy in the long eighteenth century, from the East to the West Indies.

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic

Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0226311309
Author: Sandra M. Gustafson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic by Sandra M. Gustafson Book Resume:

Deliberation, in recent years, has emerged as a form of civic engagement worth reclaiming. In this persuasive book, Sandra M. Gustafson combines historical literary analysis and political theory in order to demonstrate that current democratic practices of deliberation are rooted in the civic rhetoric that flourished in the early American republic. Though the U.S. Constitution made deliberation central to republican self-governance, the ethical emphasis on group deliberation often conflicted with the rhetorical focus on persuasive speech. From Alexis de Tocqueville’s ideas about the deliberative basis of American democracy through the works of Walt Whitman, John Dewey, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr., Gustafson shows how writers and speakers have made the aesthetic and political possibilities of deliberation central to their autobiographies, manifestos, novels, and orations. Examining seven key writers from the early American republic—including James Fenimore Cooper, David Crockett, and Daniel Webster—whose works of deliberative imagination explored the intersections of style and democratic substance, Gustafson offers a mode of historical and textual analysis that displays the wide range of resources imaginative language can contribute to political life.

The French Revolution and Napoleon

The French Revolution and Napoleon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474213731
Author: Lynn Hunt,Jack R. Censer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The French Revolution and Napoleon by Lynn Hunt,Jack R. Censer Book Resume:

Lynn Hunt and Jack R. Censer's The French Revolution and Napoleon provides a globally-oriented narrative history of events from 1789 until the fall of Napoleon. It emphasizes the global origins and consequences of the French Revolution and explains why it is the formative event for modern politics. The book integrates global competition, fiscal crisis, slavery and the beginnings of nationalism with the more traditional emphases on human rights and constitutions, terror and violence, and the rise of authoritarianism. This global approach then enables the authors – two world-renowned scholars in the field – to clearly illustrate how the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire changed all the political givens for Europe, the Americas, North Africa and parts of Asia as well. Including numerous illustrations and maps, end-of-chapter questions, timelines and primary source document extracts for analysis in each chapter, this book is essential reading for all students of modern European history who want to understand the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire in a truly global context.

Early Modern Virginia

Early Modern Virginia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813931703
Author: Douglas Bradburn,John C. Coombs
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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Early Modern Virginia by Douglas Bradburn,John C. Coombs Book Resume:

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in scholarship and helps set a new agenda for research in the next decade and beyond. The contributors represent some of the best of a younger generation of scholars who are building on, but also criticizing and moving beyond, the work of the so-called Chesapeake School of social history that dominated the historiography of the region in the 1970s and 1980s. Employing a variety of methodologies, analytical strategies, and types of evidence, these essays explore a wide range of topics and offer a fresh look at the early religious, political, economic, social, and intellectual life of the colony. Contributors Douglas Bradburn, Binghamton University, State University of New York * John C. Coombs, Hampden-Sydney College * Victor Enthoven, Netherlands Defense Academy * Alexander B. Haskell, University of California Riverside * Wim Klooster, Clark University * Philip Levy, University of South Florida * Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University * William A. Pettigrew, University of Kent * Edward DuBois Ragan, Valentine Richmond History Center * Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton * Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University * Lorena S. Walsh, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Constitutional Cultures

Constitutional Cultures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443845485
Author: Ulrike Bock,Katrin Dircksen,Silke Hensel
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Constitutional Cultures by Ulrike Bock,Katrin Dircksen,Silke Hensel Book Resume:

Written constitutions are an important attribute of nation states and have become a global phenomenon over the past 200 years. The process began with the revolutions in the Atlantic World, from where it spread to other regions. The present volume looks into the complex of constitutions, the fundamental values conveyed by the constitutional texts, the building and functioning of new constitutional bodies and their symbolic representation. All the authors work on the assumption that in order to fully understand the constitutional order and its history, it is necessary, in addition to studying the legal text, to analyse its special forms of implementation and legitimisation. Therefore, culture is seen as an important component of constitutional history. The volume brings together historians from Argentina, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain and the United States; all are specialised in constitutional history and political culture in the 19th century. Their contributions include case studies on the colonial European powers as well as their colonies or ex-colonies in the Americas. A special aim of the volume is to show the connectedness of the constitutional processes that took place in these regions during the late 18th and the 19th centuries. By connecting two vibrant research areas, this volume makes an important contribution to studies on political culture and the history of the Atlantic World. The book targets a broad academic readership, especially in the fields of cultural studies, history, and political science, and contributes to an internationalisation of the academic debate on the concept of constitutional culture.

Fighting for America

Fighting for America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0253005612
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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Fighting for America by Jeremy Black Book Resume:

Prize winning author Jeremy Black traces the competition for control of North America from the landing of Spanish troops under Hernn Corts in modern Mexico in 1519 to 1871 when, with the Treaty of Washington and the withdrawal of most British garrisons, Britain accepted American mastery in North America. In this wide-ranging narrative, Black makes clear that the process by which America gained supremacy was far from inevitable. The story Black tells is one of conflict, diplomacy, geopolitics, and politics. The eventual result was the creation of a United States of America that stretched from Atlantic to Pacific and dominated North America. The gradual withdrawal of France and Spain, the British accommodation to the expanding U.S. reality, the impact of the American Civil War, and the subjugation of Native peoples, are all carefully drawn out. Black emphasizes contingency not Manifest Destiny, and reconceptualizes American exceptionalism to take note of the pressures and impact of international competition.

The Global Atlantic

The Global Atlantic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317525515
Author: Christoph Strobel
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The Global Atlantic by Christoph Strobel Book Resume:

The Global Atlantic provides a concise, lively overview of the complex and diverse history of the greater Atlantic region from 1400 to 1900. During this period, the lands around the Atlantic basin – Europe, Africa, and the Americas – became deeply interconnected in networks of trade, cultural exchange, and geopolitics that reshaped these regions and the world beyond. In this accessible and engaging text, Christoph Strobel integrates the Atlantic into world history, showing that the Atlantic oceanic system was always interlinked with the rest of globe. From the Mediterranean origins of slave-worked sugar plantations to the Chinese demand for silver from American mines, The Global Atlantic discusses key examples of these connections with clarity, enabling students to understand how existing ideas and incentives shaped the emerging Global Atlantic, and how these Atlantic systems in turn created the world we live in today.