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Linda Colley: Global History, 26 September 2013

The French Revolution in Global Perspective 
edited by Suzanne Desan, Lynn Hunt and William MaxNelson.
Cornell, 240 pp., £16.50, April 2013, 978 0 8014 7868 0
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... democratic revolutions was interpenetrated with colonial and imperial enthusiasms from the start. William MaxNelson shows how even the abbé Grégoire, a leading revolutionary who supported political rights for Jews and men of colour, also worked on projects to annihilate French local languages and so advance internal ...

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