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The citizenship experiment : contesting the limits of civic equality and participation in the age of revolutions /
by René Koekkoek.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
description
x, 294 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004225706, 9789004225701, 9789004416451
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
isbn
9004225706
9789004225701
9789004416451
contents note
'The kindred spirit tie of congenial principles' -- Saint-Domingue, rights and empire -- The civilizational limits of citizenship -- The turn away from French universalism -- Uniting 'good' citizens in Thermidorian France -- The post-revolutionary contestation and nationalization of American citizenship -- Forging the Batavian citizen in a post-terror revolution -- Epilogue. The Age of Revolutions as a turning point in the history of citizenship.
abstract
"The Citizenship Experiment explores the fate of citizenship ideals in the Age of Revolutions. While in the early 1790s citizenship ideals in the Atlantic world converged, the twin shocks of the Haitian Revolution and the French Revolutionary Terror led the American, French, and Dutch publics to abandon the notion of a shared, Atlantic, revolutionary vision of citizenship. Instead, they forged conceptions of citizenship that were limited to national contexts, restricted categories of voters, and 'advanced' stages of civilization. Weaving together the convergence and divergence of an Atlantic revolutionary discourse, debates on citizenship, and the intellectual repercussions of the Terror and the Haitian Revolution, Koekkoek offers a fresh perspective on the revolutionary 1790s as a turning point in the history of citizenship"--
catalogue key
13138412
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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