Jacob, The Enlightenment, 65-72.
1. What caused Diderot and Rousseau, by the 1770s bitter enemies, both
to reach the conclusion that democracy was necessary for all the
2. What was one of the concrete responses of northern states in
the fledgling U.S. to the Enlightenment debate over democracy?
3. What connections did Irish activists make between Joseph Priestly
being attacked by a pro-church, pro-king mob in Birmingham and
slavery in the Americas?
4. To what extent did Enlightenment ideals transfer to European
colonies in the Americas?
5. What was the punishment for killing a slave in the British West
6. What was the thrust of the Code
Noir (Black Code) in the French West Indies (first introducted
7. In what ways did the French Revolution focus opposition to slavery
in the Atlantic world?
8. What critiques of the Enlightenment did British observers give
in the wake of the French Revolution and its repercussions?
9. What societies led political change in the late-18th-century
Dutch Republic and what were their aims?
10. What was the religion of nature?