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4 Cautionary Tales from the French Revolution for Today

This paper is an outgrowth of a talk given at the Newberry library on January 15, 2021. By Christine Adams Many Americans may be tempted to interpret Biden’s inauguration as the opening of a new chapter, and in many ways it is, but we must...
From: Age of Revolutions on 22 Jan 2021

Red, White, and Blood: White Terror and Great Fear, 1789-2021

By Beatrice de Graaf “White terror” has always been the twin brother of “revolutionary” or “red terror.” Modern history since the French Revolution has witnessed an effervescent parade of rebellions, insurrections,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 15 Jan 2021

Velasco’s Peru: A Return to a Revolution

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Rohan Chatterjee When...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Nov 2020

Unfinished Revolutions and the Politics of Postponement in Guatemala

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Julie Gibbings On August...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Nov 2020

A Fifth Revolution Around the Sun

By Bryan A. Banks and Cindy Ermus In 2015, we wrote the “About” page for Age of Revolutions with the opening line: “We live in an age of revolutions.” We posited that the revolutionary era had not dissipated, but had instead...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Nov 2020

Coup in Peru Webinar

*** Hosted in conjunction with Smith College and Baruch College, Age of Revolutions is happy to present the recording of the “Emergency Webinar: Coup in Peru” held this past Friday, November 13th. Javier Puente (Smith College moderated...
From: Age of Revolutions on 16 Nov 2020

Scholars of Peru and Latin America Express their Concern about the Political Crisis and Condemn the Parliamentary Coup in Peru

Read the statement below and consider signing your name to it here. We, the undersigned, scholars of Peru and Latin America, express our concern about the ongoing political crisis in Peru and publicly condemn the parliamentary coup orchestrated by...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Nov 2020

The Hegemonic Pact and Radical Politics in Argentina

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Julia Kornberg & Pablo...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Nov 2020

“La Esperanza de América Latina”: The Ongoing Student Revolution in Colombia

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Amanda C. Waterhouse ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Oct 2020

Sobre el concepto de despertar social: el reclamo por otra soberanía en las revueltas del 18 de octubre en Chile

La serie “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” explora los ángulos coloniales y postcoloniales de la historia revolucionaria de la región. ¡Lean la serie completa! [This post is a part of our “Latin America’s...
From: Age of Revolutions on 19 Oct 2020

Liberté, Equality, #ICantBreathe! Teaching the Age of Revolutions Using the NBA’s 2020 Summer Restart

By Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall The eighteenth century can seem remote to students interested in 21st-century issues. Especially in 2020, amidst the COVID pandemic and the explosion of #BlackLivesMatter protests following the murder of George Floyd, it...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Aug 2020

A Revolution in Knowledge: The Intellectual Legacy of Visa Holders in the United States. A Permanent Work In Progress.

By Ernesto Bassi (Cornell University) and Javier Puente (Smith College)* The Motivation  On July 7, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule prohibiting international students of US universities from returning to or staying...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jul 2020

BLM 2020: Breathing, Resistance, and the War Against Enslavement

By Kerry Sinanan On May 20, 2020 many celebrated the birthday of Haitian revolution leader, Toussaint L’Ouverture against a backdrop of ongoing murders of Black people at the hands of current and former police.[1] Ahmaud Arbery, shot while running...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jun 2020

Fiction, Films, and the Hong Kong Protests of 2014-2019: Three Vignettes

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom I would like to use the opportunity of contributing to this site to introduce my latest book, Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, in an unusual way—by offering up a trio of vignettes. My academic training was in archive-based historical...
From: Age of Revolutions on 4 May 2020

Will the Real George Washington Please Stand Up?

By Andrew R. Detch Misunderstanding the American Revolution, misapplying its lessons, and misappropriating its symbols and figures is an American tradition as old as the nation itself. Jill Lepore reminded the nation of this reality years ago during the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 28 Apr 2020

Give Me Liberty or Give Me COVID-19: A History

By Robin Wright At the Washington state capitol in Olympia, a man wrapped in an American flag jacket held a home-made sign boldly proclaiming, “Give me liberty or give me COVID 19.” He joined thousands of protestors who came out to denounce...
From: Age of Revolutions on 27 Apr 2020

A Modern Military Revolution: How Airpower Reshaped the Global Diplomatic Order

By Thomas Furse From the Cold War onward, a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) fundamentally transformed war and politics. Revolutions aren’t always crystallized moments of storming palaces, parliaments, and prisons. The RMA above all represents...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Apr 2020

The Age of Revolutions and the Impeachment of President Trump: A Post-Mortem

By Malick W. Ghachem The impeachment process just concluded in Washington made remarkable use of the eighteenth century as a source of political and legal authority. Progressive law professors confidently proclaimed an emphatically originalist approach...
From: Age of Revolutions on 13 Feb 2020

Scenes from Hong Kong: Revolution of Our Time, Histories in Real Time

By Noah Shusterman The protests in Hong Kong began in June and spread quickly. So did the response from the police. Since then, politics have been everywhere: on the news, in daily conversations, in the constant updating of which train lines are running....
From: Age of Revolutions on 6 Jan 2020

The New – Old – Age of Revolutions

By George Lawson What does it mean to talk about an ‘age of revolutions’? Once upon a time, the term was straightforward. For R. R. Palmer, it referred to a series of uprisings within Western civilization by Western liberals on Western aristocrats...
From: Age of Revolutions on 26 Aug 2019

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