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The 18th century was more than the Age of Reason it was a Revolutionary age. An age that created the modern world. This was the age of the American and French revolutions. It was the age of the Industrial and agricultural revolutions as well. Each of these revolutions fundamentally changed society by introducing revolutionary ways of dealing with the problems faced by people and nations.

Examine the top ten sites that discuss Revolutions of the 18th century.

  1. Liberty! The American Revolution
    This is the PBS series Companion web site. One should note that there was a debate on how accurate the series is at the H-SHEAR List serv.
  2. Historic Valley Forge
    This resource, by the Independence Hall Association and the Valley Forge Historical Society, contains valuable information about this famous Army camp.
  3. Industrial Revolution Lecture by Toynbee
    Lectures on the Industrial Revolution in England by Arnold Toynbee (1884).
  4. The Steam Engine Library
    This site is dedicated to the steam engine. Learn about how and when it was invented and who improved upon it.
  5. The American Revolution
    This website contains all sorts of information and resources about the American Revolution.
  6. John Bull and Uncle Sam
    This exhibit is a joint project of the Library of Congress and The British Library, the John Bull and Uncle Sam exhibition brings together for the first time treasures from the two greatest libraries in the English-speaking world. This page is about the American Revolution.
  7. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution
    This site provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an extraordinary archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs. 
  8. Adam Smith
    Adam Smith (1723-1790) was a Scottish philosopher and economist who is best known as the author of An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth Of Nations (1776), one of the most influential books ever written.
  9. The Napoleon Series
    The Napoleon Series has over 12,200 articles, maps, illustrations, reviews, photographs, and charts!
  10. The French Revolution
    On the History Channel website you can explore the history, causes and timeline of the French Revolution, a turbulent and violent era that saw the storming of the Bastille, the toppling of the monarchy and the creation of a republic in France.

For more information about the American Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and The French Revolution, please see the following pages on this site. 

  1. The American Revolution Reference Index
  2. Industrial Revolution Reference Index
  3. The French Revolution Reference Index