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The Resource 1789 : the threshold of the modern age, David Andress

1789 : the threshold of the modern age, David Andress

Label
1789 : the threshold of the modern age
Title
1789
Title remainder
the threshold of the modern age
Statement of responsibility
David Andress
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the inauguration of George Washington to the birth of the cotton trade in the American South, from the British Empire's war in India to the street battles of the French evolution, Andress shows how the struggles of this explosive year would dominate the Old and New Worlds for the next 200 years
  • The world in 1789 stood on the edge of a unique transformation. At the end of an unprecedented century of progress, the fates of three nations--France, the nascent United States, and their common enemy, Britain--lay interlocked. A year of revolution was crowned in two documents drafted at almost the same time: the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the American Bill of Rights. These texts gave the world a new political language and promised to foreshadow new revolutions, even in Britain. But as the French Revolution spiraled into chaos and slavery experienced a rebirth in America, it seemed that the budding code of individual rights would forever be matched by equally powerful systems of repression and control. David Andress reveals how these events and the men who led them stood at the threshold of the modern world. --From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andress, David
Dewey number
909.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D308
LC item number
.A63 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe
  • United States
Label
1789 : the threshold of the modern age, David Andress
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: London : Little, Brown, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-422) and index
Contents
"He snatched lighting from the heavens" : Benjamin Franklin, the Enlightenment and France's crisis of the 1780s -- "The best model the world has ever produced" : governing America and Britain in the traumatic 1780s -- "Vibrating between a monarchy and a corrupt oppressive aristocracy" : The woes of France and America, 1787-8 -- "The seeds of decay and corruption" : Britain, empire and the king's madness, 1784-8 -- "The base laws of servitude" : empire, slavery and race in the 1780s -- "That offspring of tyranny, baseness and pride" : abolitionism, political economy and the people's rights -- "Constant effort and continuous emulation" : the revolutions of cotton and steam -- "This general agitation of public insanity" : France and Britain in the spring of 1789 -- "Highly fraught with disinterested benevolence" : empire, reason, race and profit in the Pacific -- "Deep rooted prejudices, and malignity of heart, and conduct" : President Washington and the war in the West -- "No, sire, it is a revolution" : from the Estates-General to the Bastille, France, May-July 1789 -- "For all men, and for all countries" : declaring rights in America and France -- "Your houses will answer for your opinions" : the French Revolution imperiled -- "The greatest event it is that ever happened in the world" : the British and the French Revolution -- Conclusion : 1789/1798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vi, 439 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374100131
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008044697
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 1261129
  • (OCoLC)ocn268952976
  • (DLC) 2008044697
  • 1261129
Label
1789 : the threshold of the modern age, David Andress
Publication
Note
First published: London : Little, Brown, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-422) and index
Contents
"He snatched lighting from the heavens" : Benjamin Franklin, the Enlightenment and France's crisis of the 1780s -- "The best model the world has ever produced" : governing America and Britain in the traumatic 1780s -- "Vibrating between a monarchy and a corrupt oppressive aristocracy" : The woes of France and America, 1787-8 -- "The seeds of decay and corruption" : Britain, empire and the king's madness, 1784-8 -- "The base laws of servitude" : empire, slavery and race in the 1780s -- "That offspring of tyranny, baseness and pride" : abolitionism, political economy and the people's rights -- "Constant effort and continuous emulation" : the revolutions of cotton and steam -- "This general agitation of public insanity" : France and Britain in the spring of 1789 -- "Highly fraught with disinterested benevolence" : empire, reason, race and profit in the Pacific -- "Deep rooted prejudices, and malignity of heart, and conduct" : President Washington and the war in the West -- "No, sire, it is a revolution" : from the Estates-General to the Bastille, France, May-July 1789 -- "For all men, and for all countries" : declaring rights in America and France -- "Your houses will answer for your opinions" : the French Revolution imperiled -- "The greatest event it is that ever happened in the world" : the British and the French Revolution -- Conclusion : 1789/1798
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vi, 439 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374100131
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008044697
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 1261129
  • (OCoLC)ocn268952976
  • (DLC) 2008044697
  • 1261129

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