Age Of Revolution
Essay #2: Expansion of the Age of Revolution (50 points): In a 2-page essay (at least 500 words) respond to the following prompt. Your response must include at least two direct references to primary source documents on the French Revolution (in Bb folder for Dec 1st) and/or the Slave Revolution in the Caribbean collection (in Bb folder for Dec 15th, also if you focus on the Haitian revolution one of your direct references may be to the documentary Egalite for All). One of the goals of this course is to view a historical trend from a variety of different perspectives. Throughout the game you focused on the reaction of the colonists of British North American to the conditions of their colonization and to the ideas of the Enlightenment. During the last few weeks of the semester we also examined the expansion of that revolution idea in France and in Saint Domingue. Select one of those revolutions (French or Haitian) and explain how the perspective of its participants differed from those of the Americans. How were the actions taken in those revolutions different? Were some of their goals similar or different to those in New York and the other colonies of British North America? Refer to at least one specific issue that was important in the French or Haitian Revolution that was either not important in the American Revolution or was addressed differently.