Orders from France

Roger Kennedy talked about his book Orders From France: The Americans and the French in a Revolutionary World, 1780 - 1820 (University of Pennsylvania… read more

Roger Kennedy talked about his book Orders From France: The Americans and the French in a Revolutionary World, 1780 - 1820 (University of Pennsylvania Press). In the book he examines the ways in which France’s artisans, architects, engineers, and craftsmen influenced Revolutionary America. During this period in American history, Williamsburg, Virginia, was modeled after Versailles, France; Washington, D.C., was designed by French architect Pierre-Charles L’Enfant; and a French engineer designed the intricate New York canal system. Mr. Kennedy talked about the development of the American and French Constitutions and the impact of each revolution on world affairs. Character descriptions of influential leaders such as Washington, Jefferson, and Rousseau were also included. close

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Program ID:
8270-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 09, 1989 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2010 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jul 09, 1989 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 09, 1989 | 11:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 10, 1989 | 2:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 10, 1989 | 5:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 27, 2001 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 28, 2001 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 02, 2001 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jan 17, 2002 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Feb 02, 2002 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 04, 2002 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 04, 2002 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2010 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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