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Thomas Jefferson in France
James Thompson talked about Thomas Jefferson’s political philosophy and how his time in Paris in 1784 affected his way of thinking. Mr. Thompson spoke about the five years when Thomas Jefferson traveled to Paris as the minister of the United States to France. He described this period as a transformative experience for Jefferson due to his friendships with French revolutionaries and progressives.110 views
Mr. Thompson is the author of Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment: Paris 1785.
19th Century Anti-Immigrant Movements
Professor Edward O’Donnell talked about the prejudice many immigrants faced in the 19th century with regard to religion, customs, and social status. This was from a course titled the “Irish American Experience.”565 views