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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… read more

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. close

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Thomas Jefferson in France

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Program ID:
321194-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 21, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2014 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Dec 21, 2014 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 22, 2014 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2014 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 28, 2014 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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