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Articles with keyword "eighteenth century"

Painting by John Trumball of Thomas Jefferson and Congress


The History of the Stamp Act Shows How Indians Led to the American Revolution

In the years after the French and Indian War, Britain's strategies to keep its Native American alliances sometimes backfired.

Carla Zecher


Now in English: The Memoir of a Robinson Crusoe à la française

Bon voyage, armchair travelers! Carla Zecher follows the perigrinations of an eighteenth-century French lieutenant.

David Igler


Sea Captains Changed the Pacific World. David Igler Explains How.

Western Americanist and native Californian David Igler on sea captains who sought their fortunes

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"Hotter than the Bloomin' Hobs of Hell"

Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.

Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA


Room for Interpretation

First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor

Kim Stauffer portrays Émilie Du Châtelet


Mistress of Math

Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.

Portrait of Martha Jefferson Randolph


Impertinent Questions with Cynthia A. Kierner

On the devoted oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

A depiction by Achille Devaria of Voltaire greeting  Ben Franklin and his nephew


Mapping the Republic of Letters

Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.


Inventing the Landscape

Gainsborough abandons portraiture to portray the idyllic in English country life.