Monthly Archives: September 2010

Thomas Jefferson: Wine Connoisseur

by Jennifer Billings Jefferson’s love affair with France began long before he ever set foot in the country. His desire to travel Europe began while he was enrolled at the College of William and Mary, where his professors inspired his … Continue reading

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Paris in the 1890’s: Politics, Morality and Art

by Stephanie Hepp Paris in the 1890’s experienced a unique era of political transition and scandal. Party labels changed, as well as party attitudes.  The political sphere in Paris at this time was becoming more polarized, as was the intellectual … Continue reading

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Henry James and the Lessons of Paris

by James Robb From an early age, Henry James experienced the world in many ways both by reading and appreciating literature and by his education at schools in England, Switzerland, Italy, and France. The young James was fascinated with foreign … Continue reading

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French and American Political Theory in 1789

by James Robb The American and French Revolutions were driven by very similar circumstances. Citizens of both nations were being over-burdened by heavy taxes imposed by governments that did not allow for the representation of the citizenry. These revolutions resulted … Continue reading

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