1789: Twelve Authors Explore A Year Of Rebellion, Revolution, And Change
ISBN: 1536208736
EAN13: 9781536208733
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 1, 2020
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The acclaimed team that brought us 1968 turns to another year that shook the world with a collection of nonfiction writings by renowned young-adult authors.

The Rights of Man. What does that mean? In 1789 that question rippled all around the world. Do all men have rights--not just nobles and kings? What then of enslaved people, women, the original inhabitants of the Americas? In the new United States a bill of rights was passed, while in France the nation tumbled toward revolution. In the Caribbean preachers brought word of equality, while in the South Pacific sailors mutinied. New knowledge was exploding, with mathematicians and scientists rewriting the history of the planet and the digits of pi. Lauded anthology editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, along with ten award-winning nonfiction authors, explore a tumultuous year when rights and freedoms collided with enslavement and domination, and the future of humanity seemed to be at stake.

Some events and actors are familiar: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Marie Antoinette and the Marquis de Lafayette. Others may be less so: the eloquent former slave Olaudah Equiano, the Seneca memoirist Mary Jemison, the fishwives of Paris, the mathematician Jurij Vega, and the painter lisabeth Vig e Le Brun. But every chapter brings fresh perspectives on the debates of the time, inviting readers to Read More chevron_right

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