A Revolutionary Roundup, January 2016

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The Age of Revolution seems to be having a moment in the historical world. January 2016 is overflowing with thought-provoking debates about the state of the field and new directions for the historiography. Here is a roundup of recent summaries of some of these discussion!


Benjamin Park wrote a post on The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History

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Jordan Taylor storified the tweets from four of the five Age of Revolutions Panels at the AHA:

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Dessalines Reader, 25 Messidor an 10

Jean-Jacques Dessalines to Citoyen Cabal, 25 Messidor an 10, Catalogue of the Unpublished Papers of Generals Leclerc and Rochambeau during the War of Independence in Haiti, 1802-3, Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte, 135/AP/1.

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#HaitiDOI Volume, UVA 2016

I initially created this website as a supplement to The Haitian Declaration of Independence in an Atlantic Context, a conference hosted and funded by the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies in 2013. You can find a summary of the conference at the Legal History Blog and you can also see a Tweet-summary of the conference at David Armitage’s storified recap of the live tweeting from the conference (#HaitiDOI). Our edited volume entitled The Haitian Declaration of Independence: Creation, Context, and Legacy, (University of Virginia Press) is now available!

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