Goldsmith, The Deserted Village (1770)

Phillis Wheatley, “To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth” (1773)

Benjamin Franklin, Information To Those Who Would Remove to America (1782)

End of the American Revolution (1783)

Richard Price, Observations on the Importance of the American Revolution (1785)

Passage of the first act limiting the Slave Trade

Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789)

Elizabeth Hands, “On the Supposition of an Advertisement Appearing in a Morning Paper, of the Publication of a Volume of Poems, by a Servant Maid” (1789)

France’s National Assembly meets (June 1789)

Fall of the Bastille (July 1789)

Price, A Discourse on the Love of Our Country (Nov. 4, 1789)

Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

Failure of an act abolishing the Slave Trade (April 1791)

Paine, The Rights of Man (1791 and 1792)

Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

Louis XVI executed (January 1793)

The beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars (1792); France declares war on Britain in February 1793

Third attempt to pass a bill abolishing the slave trade falls by 8 votes (February 1793)

Godwin, Political Justice (1793)