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The Age of Revolutions in the Atlantic World WOH4234 1 Francisco de Goya, The Third of May 1808 (1814)
Learning Objectives What was the Age of Revolutions? How did imperial infrastructures and wars prepare for the Age of Revolutions? How did Europe react to colonial revolution? How did colonial revolution spread to Europe? How did European revolution impact colonies? What were the lasting results of revolutions? 2
An Age of Revolutions What is the Age of Revolutions? A worldwide series of revolutions, 1750-1850 –American Revolution, 1776-1783 –French Revolution, 1789-1799 –Haitian Revolution, 1791-1804 –Napoleonic Europe, 1799-1815 –Latin-American Revolutions, 1808-1833 –Communist Manifesto & Revolutions of 1848 3
An Age of Revolutions Why an Age of Revolutions? The revolutions that occurred in the Atlantic world, 1750-1850, were not just coincidental, but shared common themes, causes and effects. Thinking about this era as an Age of Revolutions helps historians explore what connects these revolutions, as well as what makes each revolution a unique historical event. 4
Sparks of Conflict Metropoles spend to defend colonial interests Metropoles maximize profits to offset expense Colonies consolidate, organize for self-defense Colonies bartered during peace process 7
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