The Great Upheaval

America And The Birth Of The Modern World 1788-1800

By Jay Wink

This covers the period from the end of the American Revolution to the end of the French Revolution, with a failed Russian Revolution in between. Wink does a good job describing how awful life was for the 99 percent of the world and how different members of the one percent dealt with it. Apparently austerity doesn’t work when you tell people who have nothing they will have to do with less. When they are forced onto the streets they tend to stay there and protest. A cautionary tale.

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