Between 1763 and 1848, revolutions took place in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. But why is it that we only seem to remember the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution? Given that the American Revolution took place before all of these other revolutions, what was its role in influencing this larger “Age of Revolutions?” Did it influence this larger period? Our exploration of what the American Revolution looked like within the larger period known as the “Age of Revolutions” continues as Janet Polasky, a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and the author of Revolutions Without Borders: The Call of Liberty in the Atlantic World, guides us through the period to explore answers to these questions. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/165 Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The OI Reader William and Mary Quarterly-Journal of the Early Republic special joint issue on the American Revolution $10 promotion The Great Courses Plus (1 Free Month of Unlimited Courses) Complementary Blog Posts Dael A. Norwood, "Global Trade and Revolution: The Politics of Americans' Commerce with China" Complementary Episodes Episode 090: Caitlin Fitz, Age of American Revolutions Episode 091: Gregory Dowd, Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes in Early America Episode 144: Robert Parkinson, The Common Cause of the American Revolution Episode 152: Origins of the American Revolution Episode 155: Pauline Maier’s American Revolution Episode 156: The Power of the Press in the American Revolution Episode 161: Smuggling and the American Revolution Episode 163: The Revolution in Continental North America Episode 164: The Age of Revolutions in the Caribbean Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App *Books purchased through this link will help support the production of Ben Franklin's World.