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1776: A Revolution, Reactionary Revolt, or International Movement? By Dr. Michael Faubion Department of History and Philosophy.

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1 1776: A Revolution, Reactionary Revolt, or International Movement? By Dr. Michael Faubion Department of History and Philosophy

2 A Revolution Traditional Whig Interpretation Fighting for political rights and values Focus on political sources and propaganda Patrick Henry Speech Witness to the Boston Massacre Bernard Baylin

3 Counter-Revolution Rebellion Progressive Interpretation Fighting for maintenance of old system and economic gain Focus on actions and complaints Declaration of Independence Constitution Charles Beard

4 Transatlantic Revolution Revisionist Interpretation Argues part of a larger global movement Looks at comparative movements and similar influences Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man Revolutions in France and Latin America Enlighten thought R.R. Palmer

5 Websites for Revolution Primary Sources ndex.htmlhttp://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/i ndex.html x.htmhttp://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/inde x.htm lon/states/statech.htmhttp://www.yale.edu/lawweb/ava lon/states/statech.htm


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