One of the things I hope this blog will do is be a repository for reading/writing assignments I’ve used in classes. This last semester I taught an 18th Century Atlantic Revolutions Class where we focused on the American, French, and Haitian Revolts. (I contemplated adding the revolutions within the Spanish Empire, but decided against it for a number of reasons. Mostly because we already had too much to cover.) The class had both undergraduate and graduate students, so I had to produce two different outlines. I’ll give an outline of the writing assignments and group projects at another time, but below are readings.
- Wim Klooster, Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative Perspective (NYU Press, 2009).
- David Waldstreicher, Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution (Hill and Wang, 2004).
- Lynn Hunt, The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History (Bedford, 1996).
- Ruth Scurr, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution (Holt, 2007).
- David Geggus, The Haitian Revolution: A Documentary History (Hackett, 2014).
- Madison Smartt Bell, Toussaint Louverture (Vintage, 2007).
- R.R. Palmer, The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800, updated edition (Princeton University Press, 2014).
- Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, enlarged edition (Harvard University Press, 1992).
- Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (Random House, 2015).
- Eliga Gould, Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard University Press, 2012).
- Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, Citizen Sailors: Becoming American in the Age of Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2015).
- David Andress, 1789: The Threshold of the Modern Age (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009).
- William Doyle, Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2009).
- Janet Polasky, Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World (Yale University Press, 2015).
- David A. Bell, The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It (Houghton Mifflin, 2007).
- Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Harvard University Press, 2004).
- Jane G. Landers, Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions (Harvard University Press, 2010).
- Ada Ferrer, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
- Julia Gaffield, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (UNC Press, 2015).