Understanding and Teaching the Age of Revolutions

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“This insightful, timely, and genuinely useful volume surveys the latest scholarship, suggests provocative ways to think through the subject, and offers helpful resources for teachers at both secondary schools and universities. I learned something from every chapter.”

Andrew M. Schocket, author of Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution

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“The World Wide Web: Using the Internet to Teach Revolutions”


To learn about the “Age of Revolutions” in Europe and the Americas is to engage with the emergence of the modern world. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, nations were founded, old empires collapsed, and new ones arose. Struggles for emancipation—whether from royal authority, colonial rule, slavery, or patriarchy—inspired both hopes and fears. This book, designed for university and secondary school teachers, provides up-to-date content and perspectives, classroom-tested techniques, innovative ideas, and an exciting variety of pathways to introduce students to this complex era of history.