Wed, Jul 19|
CLE Lecture Hall
Why and How the Atlantic Revolutions of the Late 18th Century Remain Important for American Democracy Now
Time & Location
Jul 19, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
This presentation will focus on the revolutionary upheavals that spread across the Atlantic world in the late eighteenth century, creating independent nations and advocating new conceptions of human rights that continue to influence the modern world. We’ll discuss how the ideas of this revolutionary era still resonate in our own time, when democratic institutions are facing new challenges across the Atlantic world and beyond.