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Sister revolutions : French lightning, American light, Susan Dunn

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Sister revolutions : French lightning, American light
Title
Sister revolutions
Title remainder
French lightning, American light
Statement of responsibility
Susan Dunn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although both revolutions professed similar Enlightenment ideals of freedom, equality, and justice, there were dramatic differences. The Americans were content to preserve many aspects of their English heritage; the French sought a complete break with a thousand years of history. The Americans accepted nonviolent political conflict; the French valued unity above all. The Americans emphasized individual rights, while the French stressed public order and cohesion." "Why did the two revolutions follow such different trajectories? What influence have the two different visions of democracy had on modern history? And what lessons do they offer us about democracy today? Susan Dunn traces the legacies of the two great revolutions through modern history and up to the revolutionary movements of our own time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Dunn, Susan
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E209
LC item number
.D85 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • France
  • United States
  • France
  • Democracy
  • Political culture
  • Franse Revolutie
  • Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog
  • Französische Revolution
  • USA
Label
Sister revolutions : French lightning, American light, Susan Dunn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sister revolutions -- Revolutionary leadership -- Conflict or consensus? -- Revolutionary talk, revolutionary stage -- Declaring--and denying--rights -- Enlightenment legacies -- On "Her majesty's loyal opposition" -- The Bill of Rights -- Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen."
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036856742
Label
Sister revolutions : French lightning, American light, Susan Dunn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Sister revolutions -- Revolutionary leadership -- Conflict or consensus? -- Revolutionary talk, revolutionary stage -- Declaring--and denying--rights -- Enlightenment legacies -- On "Her majesty's loyal opposition" -- The Bill of Rights -- Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen."
Extent
1 online resource (x, 258 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036856742

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