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In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further. Direct Link: 4.08- The Tricolor Commission Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Revolutions
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Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed. Direct Link: 4.07- The Citizens of June 20 The fire as seen from the ships in the harbor: Yeah, it wasn't really like this: Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Revolutions
The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought. Direct Link: 4.06- The Second Commission Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Revolutions
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With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792. Direct Link: 4.05- The Citizens of April 4 Ground Rule Trouble Interview: http://www.groundruletrouble.com/ep-34-the-storm-after-the-storm-mike-duncan-the-hall-of-fame/ #EdgarHOF Results May Vary Interview: http://www.resultsmayvarypodcast.com/podcast/2015/12/18/rmv-10-mike-duncan-you-can-design-the-past Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Revolutions
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First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted Direct Link: 4.04- Three Revolts Andre Rigaud: Bois Caïman: The Slave Revolt: The Fires Surrounding Le Cap: Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Revolutions
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so. Direct Link: 4.03- Free and Equal Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Revolutions
Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else. Direct Link: 4.02- The Web of Tension Sponsor link: http://casper.com/revolutions Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Revolutions
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The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World. Direct Link: 4.01- Saint-Domingue Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Revolutions
Haitian Revolution launches Dec 6. After that will be the Adventures of Simon Bolivar. History of Rome Tours Fall 2016. Book manuscript due Jan 1 2017. Gonna be a busy year. Direct Link: 4.0 Another Revolutions Podcast Update Interview: http://www.vox.com/2015/11/9/9694154/mike-duncan-interview Op-Ed: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/20/what-the-paris-attacks-and-the-fall-of-rome-have-in-common-nothing/ Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Revolutions
One last look back at the pile of severed heads. Direct Link: 3.55- The Retrospective Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Revolutions
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I wrote a response to Niall Ferguson's op-ed comparing the recent terrorist attack in Paris to the Gothic sack of Rome in 410. Needless to say I think he's wildly off base: http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/20/what-the-paris-attacks-and-the-fall-of-rome-have-in-common-nothing/ Enjoy. See you soon... Mike Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Revolutions
This is a real thing that is actually happening: http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/podcast-host-mike-duncan-inks-book-deal/110975 Direct Link: Special Announcement: Mike Duncan Inks a Books Deal Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at Revolutions
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Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back. Direct Link: 3.54- The Empire Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Revolutions
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After coming to power in 1799, First Consul Bonaparte achieved many of the Revolution's dreams and healed many of its open wounds. So he declared himself Emperor in 1804. Direct Link: 3.53- The Consulate Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Revolutions
And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte. Direct Link: 3.52- There is Your Man Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Me on Twitter: twitter.com/mikeduncan [Update: In this weeks Lynda ad I asked for user experience feedback to see how people were using the service. This was meant to be in the same vein as asking for Audible book recommendations, but it went too far toward soliciting straight-up product testimonials. So I've taken it out. Reverse thrusters, replot course, full speed ahead. --Mike] Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Revolutions
When the War of the Second Coalition got off to a terrible start for the French, the Triumvirate that had been running the Directory since 1797 was overthrown. Direct Link: 3.51- The Coup of Prairial Hey look I'm on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeduncan Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at Revolutions
While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France. Direct Link: 3.50- The Second Coalition Sponsor Link: lynda.com/revolutions Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at Revolutions
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In July 1798 Bonaparte and his healthy, hopeful army arrived in Egypt. In August 1799 Bonaparte ditched his now demoralized, plague-ridden army and sailed for home. Direct Link: 3.49- The Egyptian Expedition Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at Revolutions
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The Directory manipulated the elections of Year VI to block left-wing candidates. Meanwhile Talleyrand provoked the Americans into war and Bonaparte sailed for Egypt. Direct Link: 3.48- The Coup of Floreal Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Revolutions
After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot. Direct Link: 3.47- The Directorial Terror Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Revolutions
After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results. Direct Link: 3.46- The Coup of Fructidor Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at Revolutions
Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December. Direct Link: 3.45- The Fall of Mantua Sponsor Link: http://lynda.com/revolutions. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Revolutions
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Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land. Direct Link: 3.44- The War Feeds Itself Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Revolutions
The famous oh shit I'm screwed letter. Burgoyne finally received it on Aug. 3 and refused to reveal the contents to his staff.
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The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. Direct Link: 3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Revolutions