This post was written by Aleyah Gowell as part of the Fall 2018 HIST211 Books course, taught by Phillip Emanuel.
At the close of the eighteenth century, a series of revolutions broke out throughout the
Atlantic World. This Age of Revolution was linked by concepts of natural and unalienable rights.
Ideas of liberty and fundamental human rights proliferated in colonial North America following
the American Revolution, and offered African-Americans and white abolitionists new
understandings of the illegitimacy of slavery and provided them with language to...