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Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World. By Janet Polasky. ISBN: 978-0300208948. Copyright 2015. Hardcover with 392 pages. Finalist for the 2016 George Washington Book Prize.
This expansive history explores how the revolutionary ideas that spurred the American and French revolutions reverberated far and wide, connecting European, North American, African, and Caribbean peoples more closely than ever before. Nation-based histories cannot do justice to the rowdy, radical interchange of ideas around the Atlantic world during the tumultuous years from 1776 to 1804 while national borders were powerless to restrict the flow of enticing new visions of human rights and universal freedom. Eighteenth-century travelers spread new notions of liberty and equality long before the days of instant communications and social media or even an international postal system.