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Author Winik, Jay, 1957-

Title The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800 / Jay Winik.

Imprint New York : HarperCollins, ©2007.


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 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  973.4 W727g 2007    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 659 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-635) and index.
Contents Prelude : At the threshold -- Part I. The promise of a new age -- Part II. Turmoil -- Part III. Terror -- Part IV. A world transformed -- Epilogue : The founding.
Summary It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink, Russia was a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of these events occurred in isolation. Here, historian Winik shows how their fates combined to change the course of civilization. Here is a savage world war, the toppling of a great dynasty, and an America struggling to survive at home and abroad. Here, too, is the first modern holy war between Islam and a resurgent Christian empire. And what a cast of characters: Washington and Jefferson, Louis XVI and Robespierre, Catherine the Great, John Adams, Napoleon, and Selim III. With powerful echoes for the international chaos that confronts the globe today, we see an arc of revolutionary fervor stretching from Philadelphia and Paris to St. Petersburg and Cairo--with fateful results.--From publisher description.
Subject United States -- History -- Constitutional period, 1789-1809.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799.
Russia -- History -- Catherine II, 1762-1796.
Russia -- History -- Paul I, 1796-1801.
History, Modern -- 18th century.
Civilization, Modern -- 18th century.
Whitman College -- Memorial bookplates -- Class of 1945.
Revolution (France : 1789-1799) (OCoLC)fst01354514
Civilization, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00863073
History, Modern. (OCoLC)fst00958367
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Internationale orde.
Politieke verandering.
Verenigde Staten.
Amerikanische Revolution. (DE-588)4187276-9
Französische Revolution. (DE-588)4018183-2
Russland. (DE-588)4076899-5
Osmanisches Reich. (DE-588)4075720-1
United States -- History -- 1783-1809.
France -- History -- 1789-1799, Revolution.
Russia -- History.
World history -- 18th century.
Französische Revolution.
Chronological Term 1700-1809
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780060083137
Standard No. AU@ 000042270544
CHSLU 000553363
CHVBK 030449499
NLGGC 304698563
NZ1 11515685
NZ1 1278949

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