Book cover of Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World by Janet Polaskyby Janet Polasky

A sweeping exploration of revolutionary ideas that traveled the Atlantic in the late eighteenth century

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. National borders were powerless to restrict the flow of enticing new visions of human rights and universal freedom. 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.

Interview with the Author

Podcast art for Ben Franklin's WorldBen Franklin’s World
165 The Age of Revolutions
12/19/17        79 min

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