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The Cambridge history of the age of the Atlantic revolutions. Volume 1, The Enlightenment and the British colonies

Title
The Cambridge history of the age of the Atlantic revolutions. Volume 1, The Enlightenment and the British colonies / Wim Klooster.
ISBN
9781108567671 (ebook)
9781108476034 (hardback)
9781108469432 (paperback)
Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 564 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Summary
Volume I offers an introduction to the Enlightenment, which served as the shared background for virtually all revolutionary turmoil, and the American Revolution, which inaugurated the Age of Revolutions. Beginning with a thorough introduction, the volume covers international rivalry, the importance of slavery, and the reformist mind-set that prevailed on the eve of the revolutionary era. It addresses the traditional argument on whether the Enlightenment truly caused revolutions, concluding that the reverse is more apt: revolutions helped create the Enlightenment as a body of thought. The volume continues with a regional and thematic assessment of the American Revolution, revealing how numerous groups in British America - including Black and indigenous people - pursued their own agendas and faced interests at odds with the principles of the revolution.
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Cambridge histories online 2023.
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Language
English
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November 08, 2023
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