Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution By Mike Rapport, Rebel Cities Paris London and New York in the Age of Revolution London Paris and New York in the eighteenth century as today were places where political authority commerce and money art and intellectual life intersected They straddled an Atlantic world where
  • Title: Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution
  • Author: Mike Rapport
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  • Page: 149
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  • Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution By Mike Rapport, London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing than wind, currents and human muscle criss crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people men and women, bewigged aristoLondon, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing than wind, currents and human muscle criss crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people men and women, bewigged aristocrats and lawyers, rough handed craftworkers, quill wielding bluestockings and doughty fishwives But the cities were also home to dangerous criminals, corrupt politicians and slaves Rebel Cities explores the stormy debate about the nature of cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were they places of enlightenment, sparkling wells of progress and civilisation, or were they dens of vice, degeneracy and disorder Against a backdrop of accelerating urban expansion and revolution in both Europe and North America, revolutionary burghers of these extraordinary cities expended ink, paint, breath and, sometimes, blood in their struggle to understand, control and master the urban world Drawing on hundreds of letters, travelogues and eye witness accounts, Mike Rapport vividly evokes the sights, sounds and smells of these cities, masterfully weaving their history with the politics of revolution When New Yorkers and Parisians experienced their revolution, when their cities went to war, and when Londoners engaged in political protest, they underwent the whole torrent and exhilaration of human emotions Determining the character of the cities through their inhabitants, as well as their architecture, topography and the events that shaped them, this magnificent book evokes what it was like for all parts of society to live in London, Paris and New York in one of the most transformative periods in the history of civilisation.
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    1. Mike Rapport

      Mike Rapport is a senior lecturer in history at the University of Stirling, in Scotland, where he teaches European history.He is author of 1848 Year of Revolution Basic Books, 2009 , Nineteenth Century Europe, 1789 1914 Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 , Nationality and Citizenship in Revolutionary France The Treatment of Foreigners Oxford, 2000 He also has a volume forthcoming on The Napoleonic Wars A Very Short Introduction Oxford, 2013.He was elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2000 With his colleague, Dr Kevin Adamson, he is working on a research project on the domino revolutions from 1848 to the Arab Awakening of 2011.Mr Rapport earned his undergraduate degree in history at the University of Edinburgh and his doctorate, on the French Revolution, at the University of Bristol.

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