Revolutionary Currents explores the global crosscurrents and revolutionary ideologies that inspired four great modern revolutions-England's Glorious Revolution of 1688-89, the American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution in 1789, and the Mexican Revolution in the early 1800s. Michael A. Morrison and Melinda S. Zook bring together noted historians to look at how each nation reshaped these revolutionary traditions, making them their own, and exported them once again.
Michael A. Morrison is associate professor of history at Purdue University. He is the author of Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War. He is editor of The Human Tradition in Antebellum America and with James Brewer Stewart coeditor of Race and the Early Republic. He is also coeditor of the Journal of the Early Republic. Melinda S. Zook is associate professor of history at Purdue University and author of Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: State Formation, Resistance, and the Creation of Revolutionary Traditions in the Early Modern Era Chapter 3 Chapter One Law, Liberty, and Jury "Ideology": English Transatlantic Revolutionary Traditions Chapter 4 Chapter Two 1776: The Countercyclical Revolution Chapter 5 Chapter Three The French Revolution and the Emergence of the Nation Form Chapter 6 Chapter Four "To Throw off a Tyrannical Government": Atlantic Revolutionary Traditions and Popular Insurgency in Mexico, 1800-1821 Chapter 7 Conclusion: Nations, Revolutions, and the End of History