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By David Andress

ISBN-10: 142993011X

ISBN-13: 9781429930116

The area in 1789 stood at the fringe of a special transformation. on the finish of an remarkable century of development, the fates of 3 nations—France; the nascent usa; and their universal enemy, Britain—lay interlocked. France, a state bankrupted by means of its aid for the yankee Revolution, wrestled to grab the prize of citizenship from the ruins of the outdated order. catastrophe loomed for the us, too, because it struggled, within the face of crippling debt and inter-state rivalries, to forge the constitutional amendments that will turn into often called the invoice of Rights. Britain, a rustic humiliated by way of its defeat in the USA, recoiled from stories of imperial greed and the plunder of India as a king’s insanity threw the British structure into turmoil. Radical alterations have been within the air.
A 12 months of revolution was once topped in files drafted at nearly an identical time: the French announcement of the Rights of guy and the yankee invoice of Rights. those texts gave the area a brand new political language and promised to foreshadow new revolutions, even in Britain. yet because the French Revolution spiraled into chaos and slavery skilled a rebirth in the United States, it appeared that the budding code of person rights might perpetually be matched by means of both robust structures of repression and control.
David Andress unearths how those occasions opened up and the way the lads who led them, comparable to Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès, and George Washington, stood on the threshold of the trendy global. Andress indicates how the struggles of this explosive year—from the inauguration of George Washington to the beginning of the cotton exchange within the American South; from the British Empire’s struggle in India to the road battles of the French Revolution—would dominate the outdated and New Worlds for the following centuries.

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