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The unruly city : Paris, London and New York in the age of revolution / Mike Rapport.

Author/creator Rapport, Michael author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Basic Books, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxxxiv, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: Three cities in an age of revolution -- The Revolution comes to New York, 1765-1775 -- London defiant: Wilkes and liberty, 1763-1776 -- The King against Paris, 1763-1776 -- New York City in revolution and war, 1775-1783 -- London burns: reformers and rioters, 1776-1780 -- Paris rises: the coming of revolution, 1776-1789 -- New York: capital city, 1783-1789 -- Paris in revolution, 1789-1793 -- London debates the French Revolution, 1789-1792 -- Paris in the Terror, 1793-1794 -- Radical London: Democrats, loyalists and the reaction, 1792-1794 -- New York confronts the French Revolution, 1789-1795 -- Conclusion: The revolutionary city and historical memory.
Abstract In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century--Paris, London, and New York--all in the midst of political chaos and revolution. From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, asking why some cities engender upheaval and some suppress it.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 323-349) and index.
ISBN0465022286 hardcover

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