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

Rapport, M. (2017) Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution. Little, Brown: London. ISBN 9781408705230

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This book explore three cities in the Atlantic world in the later eighteenth century. Beginning with the Stamp Act Riots in New York in 1765 and John Wilkes in London, passing through the experience of revolution in New York, the Gordon Riots and the radical movement in London and the great upheaval of the French Revolution in Paris, the book explores the role of physical space - the streets, buildings and meeting-places - that became strategic and symbolic centres of the struggles for democracy in the age of the American and French Revolutions. How revolutionaries, radicals and their opponents then adapted, embellished and used the buildings, streets and other sites in the city tells us a lot about the revolutionary process itself.

Item Type:Books
Additional Information:This book was published simultaneously in the USA by Basic Books under the title 'The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution'. ISBN 9780465022281
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rapport, Dr Michael
Authors: Rapport, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
E History America > E11 America (General)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Publisher:Little, Brown

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671351The bricks and mortar of revolution: public buildings, spaces and politics in Revolutionary ParisMichael RapportBritish Academy (BRITACAD)SG141259HU - HISTORY