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The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850, Lester D. Langley

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The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850
Title
The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850
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Lester D. Langley
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This magisterial work is a comparative history of three important revolutions in the Americas: the American Revolution in 1776, the 1791 slave revolt in the French colony that became Haiti, and the prolonged Spanish-American struggle for independence that ended a half century later. Lester Langley describes the movements and events that led to these wars of independence, explaining why revolution took one form in one place and a different form in another
  • Langley examines the political and social tensions reverberating throughout British, French, and Spanish America, pointing out the characteristics that distinguished each unpheaval from the others: the impact of place or location on the course of revolution; the dynamics of race and color as well as class; the relation between leaders and followers; the strength of counterrevolutionary movements; and, especially, the way that militarization of society during war affected the new governments in the postrevolutionary era. Langley argues that an understanding of the legacy of the revolutionary age sheds tremendous light on the political condition of the Americas today: virtually every modern political issue - the relationship of the state to the individual, the effectiveness of government, the liberal promise for progress, and the persistence of color as a critical dynamic in social policy - was central to the earlier period
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Langley, Lester D
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E18.82
LC item number
.L36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Toussaint Louverture
  • Bolívar, Simón
  • Bolívar, Simón
  • Toussaint Louverture
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Revolution (Haiti : 1791-1804)
  • Wars of Independence (Latin America
  • Revolutions
  • Revolutions
  • United States
  • Haiti
  • Latin America
  • Révolutions
  • Révolutions
  • Amérique latine
  • Haïti
  • États-Unis
  • Révolutions
  • Révolutions
  • États-Unis
  • Haïti
  • Amérique latine
  • Revolutions
  • America
  • Haiti
  • Latin America
  • Revoluties
  • Amerikanische Revolution
  • Französische Revolution
  • Nordamerikanischer Unabhängigkeitskrieg
  • Unabhängigkeitsbewegung
  • Haiti
  • Lateinamerika
  • Französische Revolution
  • Unabhängigkeitsbewegung
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Lateinamerika
  • USA
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The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850, Lester D. Langley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-366) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tense society -- A people at war -- The dilemmas of victory -- The Caribbean on the eve of the Haitian Revolution -- The slave rebellion -- The Haitian Revolution -- Iberoamerica on the eve of the revolution -- The feared revolution -- The price of victory -- Tocqueville's America -- Bolivar's America -- The Americas at 1850
Control code
ocm34321121
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780300066135
Lccn
96011598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300066135
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34321121
  • (OCoLC)34321121
Label
The Americas in the age of revolution, 1750-1850, Lester D. Langley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tense society -- A people at war -- The dilemmas of victory -- The Caribbean on the eve of the Haitian Revolution -- The slave rebellion -- The Haitian Revolution -- Iberoamerica on the eve of the revolution -- The feared revolution -- The price of victory -- Tocqueville's America -- Bolivar's America -- The Americas at 1850
Control code
ocm34321121
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 374 pages
Isbn
9780300066135
Lccn
96011598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300066135
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34321121
  • (OCoLC)34321121

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