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Americans in Paris from 1784 to the Present

American writers and artists – from Thomas Jefferson to Henry James, Edith Wharton to Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald to Shay Youngblood – have viewed the French as a people who value art and creativity, the aesthete and the intellectual more … Continue reading

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Coca Cola in Paris: A Changing France

  by Laurina Santi Throughout the 20th century, many new inventions and products  originally discovered or created in the United States have spread throughout the world.  One prominent product was Coca Cola, a soft drink consumed by many in the United States and once speculated as able to … Continue reading

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France in the 1970s: A Time of Decline, Doubt, and Anti-Americanism

by Adrian Sheppe In the 1970s, France’s traditional image of its own significance in world affairs was severely dented by a series of events taking place both inside France and around the world. The French started to feel that their … Continue reading

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McDonald’s In France

by Lindsey Carlsen American fast food is a booming industry, providing convenience to millions of customers each day. McDonald’s has been a leader in this industry for decades, dominating fast food culture on the world stage, and pulling people in … Continue reading

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Coca-Colonisation: Anti-American Sentiment in France

by Brennan Long The term Cold War generally describes a global rivalry between the Eastern and Western sides of the world, from the end of the Second World War to 1989. It is also a metaphor for the political, cultural, … Continue reading

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James Baldwin’s Discovery of Self

by Adrian Sheppe Today few would argue that James Baldwin is an inspirational African American writer. But this was not always the case. Baldwin, like many an author before him, struggled to find his voice and sense of self. His … Continue reading

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Shay Youngblood’s Paris: A Time of Immigration and Racism

by Naa Kai Koppoe  Black Girl In Paris, takes place in France in 1986. The main character in the novel, Eden, travels to Paris to find James Baldwinm and she wants to experience love. Throughout the novel, the reader can … Continue reading

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