Revolutions in the Atlantic World

Général Toussaint Louverture (1743 – 1803), 1957, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, New York Public Library Digital Collections,

How do the American, French, Haitian, and Latin American revolutions compare to one another?

Download Primary Source Set: Revolutions in the Atlantic World 

This set contains eight written sources to compare the revolutions in North America, France, Haiti, and Latin America during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. There are two sources for each revolution, with the first source focusing on the reasons for wanting independence and the second source on some of the political changes made by the revolution. The set will help students understand the desire for revolution and the transfer of revolutionary ideas and fervor across borders, oceans, and continents.