Janet Polasky is Presidential Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author of the prize-winning Revolution in Brussels, 1787-1793; The Democratic Socialism of Emile Vandervelde: Between Reform and Revolution; Le Patron; and Reforming Urban Labor: Routes to the City, Roots in the Country; and most recently Revolutions without Borders. The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World. She received her BA from Carleton College and her PhD from Stanford University. Her research has been supported by fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van Belgie voor Wetenschappen en Letteren.