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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. 

    Mr. Thompson is the author of Thomas Jefferson’s Enlightenment: Paris 1785.

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    Socialism in Early 20th Century America

    Columbia University history professor Eric Foner examines the rise of socialism in America in the early 20th century. He talks about the Socialist Party in New York City and Milwaukee, and looks at the Socialist Party of America presidential campaigns of Eugene Debs.

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