Garrigus, Fall 2016 HIST5360: Transatlantic Revolutions and Transformations

Course Description: This readings course surveys recent historical literature on the “Age of Atlantic Revolution,” examining both the North and South Atlantic in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Topics will include “revolutions” in Britain, British America, France, Haiti, and Latin America. Assignments will include a final interpretative essay and an introductory-level GIS [Geographic Information Systems] project.

There are Ten Required Books [note that 3 books have been removed from the list with substitutions below]

1. Klooster, Wim. Revolutions in the Atlantic World : a Comparative History. New York: New York University Press, 2009. 9780814747889
2. Linebaugh, Peter, and Marcus Rediker. The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic. Boston: Beacon Press, 2000. 9780807050064
3. Pincus, Steven C. A. 1688: The First Modern Revolution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009. 0300171439
4. Wood, Gordon S. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1992. 9780679736882
5. Desan, Suzanne, Lynn Hunt, and William Max Nelson. The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Cornell University Press, 2013. 9780801478680 [pbk]
6. Dubois, Laurent. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution. Belknap Press, 2004. 0674013042
7. Adelman, Jeremy. Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic. Princeton University Press, 2006. 0691142777
8. O’Shaughnessy , Andrew. An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.
9. Donoghue, John. Fire Under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
10. Inikori, Joseph E. Chapters to be announced in Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England : A Study in International Trade and Economic Development. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Substitute :
1. Janet L. Polasky, Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015).
2. T. H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
3. Lyman L. Johnson, Workshop of Revolution: Plebeian Buenos Aires and the Atlantic World, 1776-1810 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011).