đź“’ Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 9780385737647
Copyright Year : 2011
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When an angry, grieving musician faces expulsion from her private school, she travels to Paris to complete a school assignment and uncovers a diary written during the French revolution.

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đź“’ On Revolution by Hannah Arendt

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 014018421X
Copyright Year : 1990
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Shows how both the theory and practice of revolution have developed since the American, French, and Russian Revolutions.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 0520913752
Copyright Year : 1991-04-02
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What can the great crises of the past teach us about contemporary revolutions? Arguing from an exciting and original perspective, Goldstone suggests that great revolutions were the product of 'ecological crises' that occurred when inflexible political, economic, and social institutions were overwhelmed by the cumulative pressure of population growth on limited available resources. Moreover, he contends that the causes of the great revolutions of Europe—the English and French revolutions—were similar to those of the great rebellions of Asia, which shattered dynasties in Ottoman Turkey, China, and Japan. The author observes that revolutions and rebellions have more often produced a crushing state orthodoxy than liberal institutions, leading to the conclusion that perhaps it is vain to expect revolution to bring democracy and economic progress. Instead, contends Goldstone, the path to these goals must begin with respect for individual liberty rather than authoritarian movements of 'national liberation.' Arguing that the threat of revolution is still with us, Goldstone urges us to heed the lessons of the past. He sees in the United States a repetition of the behavior patterns that have led to internal decay and international decline in the past, a situation calling for new leadership and careful attention to the balance between our consumption and our resources. Meticulously researched, forcefully argued, and strikingly original, Revolutions and Rebellions in the Early Modern World is a tour de force by a brilliant young scholar. It is a book that will surely engender much discussion and debate.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN_10 : 0691121885
Copyright Year : 2005
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The Coming of the French Revolution remains essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of this great turning point in the formation of the modern world. First published in 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, and suppressed by the Vichy government, this classic work explains what happened in France in 1789, the first year of the French Revolution. Georges Lefebvre wrote history from below--a Marxist approach. Here, he places the peasantry at the center of his analysis, emphasizing the class struggles in France and the significant role they played in the coming of the revolution. Eloquently translated by the historian R. R. Palmer and featuring an introduction by Timothy Tackett that provides a concise intellectual biography of Lefebvre and a critical appraisal of the book, this Princeton Classics edition continues to offer fresh insights into democracy, dictatorship, and insurrection. -- "American Historical Review"

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Government Institutes
ISBN_10 : 086598154X
Copyright Year : 1985
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To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN_10 : 0742527719
Copyright Year : 2005
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In this exciting new work, Scott C. Martin brings together cutting-edge scholarship and articles from diverse sources to explore the cultural dimensions of the market revolution in America. By reflecting on the reciprocal relationship between cultural and economic change, the work deepens our understanding of American society during the turbulent early nineteenth century.

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Genre : History
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
ISBN_10 : 9781851097036
Copyright Year : 2008
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Moving beyond traditional texts, this revealing volume explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history. * Fourteen distinguished historians examine the social effects of the American Revolution on the people who lived through it * Includes diary entries, personal letters, news stories, and other first-person accounts of people often ignored in history

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Genre : History
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 052180079X
Copyright Year : 2001-08-27
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Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN_10 : 9780226675855
Copyright Year : 2010-02-15
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The only truly successful slave uprising in the Atlantic world, the Haitian Revolution gave birth to the first independent black republic of the modern era. Inspired by the revolution that had recently roiled their French rulers, black slaves and people of mixed race alike rose up against their oppressors in a bloody insurrection that led to the burning of the colony’s largest city, a bitter struggle against Napoleon’s troops, and in 1804, the founding of a free nation. Numerous firsthand narratives of these events survived, but their invaluable insights into the period have long languished in obscurity—until now. In Facing Racial Revolution, Jeremy D. Popkin unearths these documents and presents excerpts from more than a dozen accounts written by white colonists trying to come to grips with a world that had suddenly disintegrated. These dramatic writings give us our most direct portrayal of the actions of the revolutionaries, vividly depicting encounters with the uprising’s leaders—Toussaint Louverture, Boukman, and Jean-Jacques Dessalines—as well as putting faces on many of the anonymous participants in this epochal moment. Popkin’s expert commentary on each selection provides the necessary background about the authors and the incidents they describe, while also addressing the complex question of the witnesses’ reliability and urging the reader to consider the implications of the narrators’ perspectives. Along with the American and French revolutions, the birth of Haiti helped shape the modern world. The powerful, moving, and sometimes troubling testimonies collected in Facing Racial Revolution significantly expand our understanding of this momentous event.

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Rodopi
ISBN_10 : 9051831609
Copyright Year : 1989
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