1789

1789
1789

edited by
Marc Aronson and
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Candlewick Press, Sept 2020
hardcover: 978-1536208733
208 pages, ages 12 and up

a companion book to:

Twelve Authors Explore
a Year of Rebellion,
Revolution, & Change​

About the Book

“The Rights of Man.” What does that mean? In 1789 that question rippled all around the world. Do all men have rights—not just nobles and kings? What then of enslaved people, women, the original inhabitants of the Americas? In the new United States a bill of rights was passed, while in France the nation tumbled toward revolution. Anthology editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, along with ten award-winning nonfiction authors, explore a tumultuous year when rights and freedoms collided with enslavement and domination, and the future of humanity seemed to be at stake.

Some events and actors are familiar: Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Marie Antoinette and the Marquis de Lafayette. Others may be less so: the eloquent former slave Olaudah Equiano, the Seneca memoirist Mary Jemison, the fishwives of Paris, the mathematician Jurij Vega, and the painter Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. But every chapter brings fresh perspectives on the debates of the time, inviting readers to experience the passions of the past and ask new questions of today.

Contributors

  • Amy Alznauer
  • Marc Aronson
  • Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Summer Edward
  • Karen Engelmann
  • Joyce Hansen
  • Cynthia and Sanford Levinson
  • Steve Sheinkin
  • Tanya Lee Stone
  • Christopher Turner
  • Sally M. Walker

Awards and Recognition

  • Junior Library Guild selection

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