The Age of Revolution


The Age of Revolution. Global perspective on the Age of Revolution, from late 17th - 19th century. Exploration of the inter-connected events in Europe, the Americas, and Africa, focusing on the circulation of ideas, debates over slavery and freedom, and the overthrow of colonial empires through the creation of new nation-states, with special attention to the links between politics, cultural and artistic developments during the period. Explores the contested legacies of the Age of Revolution and the ways in which the memory of this period is evoked in contemporary culture. May involve field trips to local historical sights, museums & longer trips to other locations in the U.S. One course.

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