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What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “At the Sign of the Marquis of Rockingham.” In early July 1770, Thomas Achincloss placed an advertisement in the New-Hampshire Gazette to inform consumers that he sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Jul 2020

Remembering the First World War

Cynthia Wallace-Casey [This essay is part of a series of contributions to be published over the coming years by members of the research group “Military Service, Citizenship, and Political Culture: Studies of Militias in Atlantic Canada.”...
From: Borealia on 29 Jun 2020

Une épopée corsaire au Canada atlantique durant le régime français

Nicolas Landry  Nul besoin d’insister sur le fait que la guerre de course et les corsaires n’occupent pas une grande place dans l’historiographie militaire de la Nouvelle-France. Du moins, pas au même titre que les troupes...
From: Borealia on 15 Jun 2020

The Militia and Civic Community in Colonial New Brunswick: Part I, 1786-1816

Service militaire, citoyenneté et culture politique : études des milices au Canada atlantique Nous vous présentons le premier texte d’une série de contributions qui seront publiées au cours des prochaines...
From: Borealia on 18 May 2020

Sovereignty at Stake in 1789: The French Revolution Begins

By Robert H. Blackman What do historians mean when they say that sovereignty moved from King Louis XVI of France to the National Assembly on 17 June 1789? That was the date when the deputies of the Third Estate, along with a score of deputies from the...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 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

What Moves the Monster?: Anthropomorphizing Revolution from Darwin’s Colossus to Frankenstein’s Creature

By Samantha Wesner Between thick dungeon walls, a giant lies asleep. He’s chained to the ground, large limbs folded, enmeshed in a web of ropes, a blindfold over his closed eyes. Suddenly, as if touched by a flame, he awakes, and gazes around in...
From: Age of Revolutions on 20 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

Before Papillon: French Guiana and Deported Catholic Clergy

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By Erica Johnson Edwards Now an overseas department, French...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Dec 2019

“As Arbitrary as the Grand Turke:” Religious Othering and the First American Revolution

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By J.L. Tomlin Residents of Boston awoke to odd noises on...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Oct 2019

The Great Fear of 1776

By Jeffrey Ostler Sometime in mid-1776, just as colonists were declaring their independence from Great Britain, an unnamed Shawnee addressed an assembly of representatives from multiple Indigenous nations who had gathered at the Cherokee capital of Chota....
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Sep 2019

The Balloon as a Symbol of the Republic

By Chanelle Reinhardt The “aerostat” (a lighter-than-air aircraft also known as a “balloon”) was a pivotal element of French material culture in times of revolution. It can be counted among the various objects that became...
From: Age of Revolutions on 9 Sep 2019

Book Raffle: Rosenfeld’s Democracy and Truth

Rosenfeld, Sophia, Democracy and Truth: A Short History. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. In conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Press and Sophia Rosenfeld, Age of Revolutions is proud to offer a revolutionary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Jun 2019

Democracy and Truth: An Interview with Sophia Rosenfeld

***This interview is part of our ‘Featured Books’ series.*** In Democracy and Truth: A Short History, Sophia Rosenfeld examines the way in which truth functions in democracies, providing historical context for the current crises in both truth...
From: Age of Revolutions on 10 Jun 2019

Why did Edmund Burke call the French Revolution a Democratic Revolution?

By Salih Emre Gercek Democracy’s fiercest opponents are responsible for its revival as a modern idea. In his Reflections on the Revolution in France,[1] in the autumn of 1790, Edmund Burke declared that the French Revolution was bringing democracy...
From: Age of Revolutions on 3 Jun 2019

Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

This week’s horrific Easter bombings in Sri Lanka remind us once again of the troubling presence of religious violence in today’s world. Alison McQueen recent book, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,...

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