HIST5104Atlantic Revolutions, 1763-1848 (O)3 ch (3S) [W]
Between 1763 and 1848 social and political upheavals – including the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Haitian Revolution, and revolutions in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires – shook the Atlantic World. Slave revolts in the Caribbean and North America fed debates on slavery, and reformers in British North America debated local democracy and responsible government. This course focuses on the revolutions and reform movements that transformed the Americas, the imperial circumstances that engendered them, and the diverse communities and constituencies that shaped them and were in turn shaped by them:  rebels and loyalists, reformers and conservatives, indigenous nations, and enslaved Africans and their descendants.