Book Event: Patrick Griffin's "The Age of Atlantic Revolution: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World"


Location: 205-207 McKenna Hall (View on

Please join us for an panel discussion marking the publication of The Age of Atlantic Revolution: The Fall and Rise of a Connected World (Yale, 2023) by Patrick Griffin, Thomas Moore and Judith Livingston Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Madden-Hennebry Professor of History.

This event will bring Griffin into conversation with a panel of experts on the Early Modern Atlantic World and Age of Revolution:

  • Eliga Gould, Professor of History, University of New Hampshire
  • Samuel K. Fisher, Assistant Professor of History, Catholic University of America, and Visiting Fellow, Keough-Naughton Institute (2023-24)
  • Anna Vincenzi, Assistant Professor of Modern European History, Hillsdale College
  • Introduced and moderated by Elisabeth Köll, Professor of History and William Payden Collegiate Chair of the Department of History, University of Notre Dame.   

A reception will follow the panel discussion.

About the Book

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).

Historian Patrick Griffin shows that the Age of Atlantic Revolution was rooted in how people in an interconnected world struggled through violence, liberation, and war to reimagine themselves and sovereignty. Tying together the revolutions, crises, and conflicts that undid British North America, transformed France, created Haiti, overturned Latin America, challenged Britain and Europe, vexed Ireland, and marginalized West Africa, Griffin tells a transnational tale of how empires became nations and how our world came into being.

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