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Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799

by Vincenzo Cuoco, edited by Bruce Haddock & Filippo Sabetti, translated by David Gibbons
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: 19th century, history & theory, revolutionary, italy

Deeply influenced by Enlightenment writers from Naples and France, Vincenzo Cuoco (1770–1823) was forced into exile for his involvement in the failed Neapolitan revolution of 1799. Living in Milan, he wrote what became one of the nineteenth century’s most important treatises on political revolution.

In his Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revo …

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The Bells of Memory

A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem

by Issa J. Boullata
edition: eBook
tagged: israel, revolutionary

The distinguished Arabic scholar, author, and translator Issa J. Boullata grew up in a Palestinian family in the Jerusalem of the 1930s and 1940s, when Palestine was under the British Mandate. His memoir, The Bells of Memory, is delightful in its reflections on an idyllic youth and detailed in its recollections of family members, classmates and tea …

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I've Got a Home in Glory Land

A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad

by Karolyn Smardz Frost
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), 19th century, revolutionary

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction, 2007
It was the day before Independence Day, 1831. As his bride, Lucie, was about to be "sold down the river" to the slave markets of New Orleans, young Thornton Blackburn planned a daring -- and successful -- daylight escape from Louisville. But they were discovered by slave catchers in M …

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A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem

by Issa J. Boullata
edition: Paperback
tagged: israel, revolutionary

The distinguished Arabic scholar, author, and translator Issa J. Boullata grew up in a Palestinian family in the Jerusalem of the 1930s and 1940s, when Palestine was under the British Mandate. His memoir, The Bells of Memory, is delightful in its reflections on an idyllic youth and detailed in its recollections of family members, classmates and tea …

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Memoir of a Canadian in the Spanish Civil War

by Ronald Liversedge, edited by David Yorke
edition: Paperback
tagged: spain & portugal, 20th century, revolutionary

Ron Liversedge could hardly wait for the call from the International Brigades. A veteran of the Great War, Canada's Great Depression, and scores of battles for social justice, he wanted to get to Spain to fight against Franco's attack on the young Spanish republic. It was the spring of 1937; Liversedge was nearly 40. The call came on May Day. Liver …

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Heroes of the Acadian Resistance

The Story of Joseph (Beausoleil) Broussard and Pierre Surette 1702-1765

by Dianne Marshall
edition: eBook
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), revolutionary, colonial period (1600-1775), 18th century

Heroes of the Acadian Resistance tells the unique and little-known story of the young men who led an Acadian resistance in 18th century Nova Scotia. They fought valiantly in a guerilla campaign against the British to save their homes and families from destruction and deportation.

Their battle was against a form of ethnic cleansing that saw British s …

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The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970

by Michael Gauvreau
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: history, revolutionary

The Catholic Origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution challenges a version of history central to modern Quebec's understanding of itself: that the Quiet Revolution began in the 1960s as a secular vision of state and society which rapidly displaced an obsolete, clericalized Catholicism. Michael Gauvreau argues that organizations such as Catholic youth m …

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