The Age of Atlantic Revolution was a defining moment in western history. Our understanding of rights, of what makes the individual an individual, of how to define a citizen versus a subject, of what states should or should not do, of how labor, politics, and trade would be organized, of the relationship between the church and the state, and of our attachment to the nation all derive from this period (c. 1750–1850). 

In this live talk and Q&A, Professor Patrick Griffin discusses how people in an interconnected world struggled through violence, liberation, and war to re-imagine themselves and sovereignty.

Griffin is the Madden-Hennebry Family Professor of History and the Thomas Moore and Judy Livingston Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and author of The Age of Atlantic Revolution: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World.

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