The Unruly City: London, Paris, and New York in the Age of Revolution

The Unruly City London Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution In The Unruly City historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century Paris London and New York all in the midst of political chaos a

  • Title: The Unruly City: London, Paris, and New York in the Age of Revolution
  • Author: Mike Rapport
  • ISBN: 9780465022281
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century Paris, London, and New York all in the midst of political chaos and revolution From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in ParIn The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century Paris, London, and New York all in the midst of political chaos and revolution From the British occupation of New York during the Revolutionary War, to agitation for democracy in London and popular uprisings, and ultimately regicide in Paris, Rapport explores the relationship between city and revolution, asking why some cities engender upheaval and some suppress it.Why did Paris experience a devastating revolution while London avoided one And how did American independence ignite activism in cities across the Atlantic Rapport takes readers from the politically charged taverns and coffeehouses on Fleet Street, through a sea battle between the British and French in the New York Harbor, to the scaffold during the Terror in Paris.The Unruly City shows how the cities themselves became protagonists in the great drama of revolution

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    1. 'The Unruly City' (2017). People rarely gift me books these days, I suppose because I am a little particular about books (and make-up). But this one was a gift from my Ethiopian comrade B. and I f loved it. So, thanks, dude.Few things are more interesting than how power and ideology imprint themselves on cities and architecture (hence my obsession with the aesthetics of Pyongyang/ North Korean iconography more broadly). The book is about how the three cities of Paris, London and New York became [...]

    2. Rapport seems torn in relation to his own thesis about the relationship between the topographies of each city (both social and physical) and revolution. At the end of many chapters he says "yes" but "maybe no." It left me confused about his argument. He wants to pull the chapters together into a coherent argument but is not so sure about the argument itself

    3. Mike Rapport, author of “1848: Year of Revolution’’ delivers a wonderfully constructed examination of three cultural centers of the world: New York, Paris, and London, during the 18th century, each in its own way struggling for democracy.Newspapers and coffee houses in London, free press in Paris in 1789, and freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment in the United States is just one of the common threads that unities three of these flourishing metropolises.Why Paris plunged in [...]

    4. Fascinating examination of how the physical makeup of cities impacted the Age of Revolution. The book placed an interesting new lens on well established historical facts and provided a deeper understanding of what occurred in New York during the revolution. The book also included an excellent examination of what aspects of each society either led to or prevented revolution. Overall an enjoyable read.

    5. This book explores how geography and the use of public and institutional spaces impacted and guided events in Paris, London, and New York in the late 1700s.It's an interesting mix of social history, anecdotes to entertain, and geographical history of the respective cities. It's well written and kept me engaged. I learned plenty.

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