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Document Wilkes & The Power of Words

The emerging power of the press, and the media generally, really began to show itself however in the 1760s, thanks to the work of this man –...

Eighteenth Century, Georgian Britain, john wilkes, Newspapers view
Document Paineite Radicalism

Publication of Paine’s Rights of Man in 1791, in response to Burke’s Reflections, compounded the general sense of unease a notch more, as Paine’s...

Thomas Paine, The rights of man, george washington, Georgian Britain, Eighteenth Century view
Document Tipu Sultan's Slippers and Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match: Footwear, identity and violence in eighteenth-century India by Martin Moran

Following his defeat by the British in 1799, Tipu Sultan’s treasures were plundered and transported back to Britain, including a pair...

Clothing & fashions, Cultural Identity, Eighteenth Century view
Link Images of the French Revolution

Forty-two contemporary images of the French Revolution with a despcription of the illustrations in each case. Mostly these consist of paintings...

French Revolution, Eighteenth Century, Revolution, History view
Link Thomas Jefferson's eyewitness description of the French Revolution July 1789

From 1785 Thomas Jefferson had been the representative of the United States in Paris. In July 1789 he personally witnessed the events of the...

French Revolution, American diplomacy, Eighteenth Century, Revolution, Thomas Jefferson, History view
Link Map of British North America 1763

A map showing British colonies in North America after the treaty of Paris in 1763 which ended the Seven Years War and expelled France from Canada...

Eighteenth Century, Historical Maps, Canada, North America, British America, Seven Years War, History view
Link Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Powerpoint slides on the eighteenth-century novel.

Fiction, The Novel, Eighteenth Century view
Link French Revolution Resources

A website created by George Mason University and City University of New York containing 600 primary documents in the form of contemporary images,...

Eighteenth Century, French Revolution, Revolution, Ecclesiastical History, History view
Link An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith 1776

The Wealth of Nations is one of the earliest attempts by the Scottish academic Adam Smith to describe the structure of the early industrialising...

Economics, Political economy, Eighteenth Century, Adam Smith, Industrial Revolution, History view
Link Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen 1789

The full text of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen written by the Marquis de Lafayette with help from Thomas Jefferson. The...

French Revolution, Eighteenth Century, Political history, European history, History view
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