About the Author(s)
Rafe Blaufarb is Ben Weider Eminent Scholar Chair in Napoleonic History and Director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution at Florida State University. He is the author of several books, including The Great Demarcation: The French Revolution and the Invention of Modern Property (OUP, 2016), and Inhuman Traffick: The International Struggle against the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A Graphic History (OUP, 2014).
"Encompassing the major rebellions that transformed the Atlantic world in the Age of Revolutions, The Revolutionary Atlantic is a major achievement. Blaufarb's collection of documents records the voices of elites and masses alike, and is remarkably coherent thanks to its focus on political ideas, not events. Highly recommended for students and scholars."--Willem Klooster, Clark University
"This is a fascinating and comprehensive collection of primary sources on the Age of Revolutions, ranging from Enlightenment political theory to empire and slavery. Blaufarb treats the U.S., French, Haitian, and Latin American Revolutions as a common movement. His chronological coverage is truly impressive, spanning from the Seven Years' War to the 1820s. This will be tremendously useful to instructors seeking to connect the different Atlantic Revolutions."--Alyssa Sepinwall, California State University-San Marcos
"The Revolutionary Atlantic is an essential resource for anyone interested in the political upheavals that culminated in the American, French, Haitian, and Latin American Revolutions of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Through its concise chapter introductions and vast array of documents focused on the period's new political ideas, The Revolutionary Atlantic reveals the connections among notions of republicanism and equality that sprang up around the Atlantic World. It also reveals the host of actors--elite European descended men, indigenous peoples, women, slaves, serfs, and the urban poor--who gave local meaning and form to those ideals through their words and deeds. The Revolutionary Atlantic is a most welcome addition to the literature on the Age of
Revolutions."--Rebecca Hartkopf Schloss, Texas A & M University
"Blaufarb's compilation and translation of political documents from the Age of Revolutions provides an excellent reader for scholars and students who seek to compare the precepts and arguments in favor of democracy, equality, and independence that emerged during the French and Haitian revolutions with key texts from North American and Napoleonic-era Latin American independence movements."--Jordana Dym, Skidmore College