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The Expanding Blaze:
How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848
Jonathan Israel

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Introduction: The American Revolution and the Origins of Democratic Modernity 1
1 First Rumblings 25
2 A Republican Revolution 36
3 Revolutionary Constitutionalism and the Federal Union (1776-90) 70
4 Schooling Republicans 90
5 Benjamin Franklin: "American Icon"? 113
6 Black Emancipation: Confronting Slavery in the New Republic 140
7 Expropriating the Native Americans 158
8 Whites Dispossessed 174
9 Canada: An Ideological Conflict 191
10 John Adams's "American Revolution" 211
11 Jefferson's French Revolution 246
12 A Tragic Case: The Irish Revolution (1775-98) 285
13 America's "Conservative Turn": The Emerging "Party System" in the 1790 321
14 America and the Haitian Revolution 361
15 Louisiana and the Principles of '7 385
16 A Revolutionary Era: Napoleon, Spain, and the Americas (1808-15) 423
17 Reaction, Radicalism, and Américanisme under "the Restoration" (1814-30) 456
18 The Greek Revolution (1770-1830) 495
19 The Freedom-Fighters of the 1830 512
20 The Revolutions of 1848 Democratic Republicanism versus Socialism 547
21 American Reaction (1848-52) 568
Conclusion: "Exceptionalism," Populism, and the Radical Enlightenment's Demise 600
Notes 615
Bibliography 683
Index 727

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