Revolutions originate for all of these reasons. For instance, oppression and injustice was at the heart of the Haitian Revolution.
The weakening of political authorities played a particular role in the Latin American and French revolutions.
The new ideas of the Enlightenment influenced the American, French, Haitian, and Latin American revolutions.
The activities of small groups of determined people were especially central to the feminist revolution.
BPQ3: “The influence of revolutions endured long after they ended.” To what extent does this chapter support or undermine this idea?
This chapter strongly supports this assertion—the opening pages reflect on the impact of the French Revolution on the Tiananmen Square demonstration in China in 1989.
The Reflections section at the end of the chapter also emphasizes the long-term implications of the French Revolution when it opens with a comment by the Chinese revolutionary leader Zhou Enlai, who in 1976 famously said that it was still “too early to say” what he thought about the French Revolution.
Within the chapter, the Echoes of Revolution section focuses on long-term repercussions of the Atlantic revolutions in the abolition of slavery, the rise of nations and nationalism, and the emergence of the feminist movement.