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Friendship and Sociability: A Reexamination of Benjamin Franklin’s Friendship with Madame Brillon de Jouy

This post is a part of the 2020 Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, which were edited and compiled by members of the CRE’s board alongside editors at Age of Revolutions. By Kelsa Pellettiere For generations, Benjamin...
From: Age of Revolutions on 12 Jan 2021

Reckoning with Revolution in Nicaragua

This post is a part of our “Latin America’s Ongoing Revolutions” series, which explores the colonial and post-colonial angles of Latin America’s revolutionary history. Check out the entire series. By Mateo Jarquín ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Nov 2020

No Useless Mouth: Periodizing Native Americans’ War for Independence

By Rachel Herrmann  When does your American Revolution class begin and where does it end? Relatedly, do you include Native American histories of the conflict in your syllabus? If you don’t teach, but enjoy reading histories of the American...
From: Age of Revolutions on 23 Mar 2020

Indian Peace Medals and Monarchical Symbolism in Early US Diplomatic Culture

“Revolutionary Material Culture Series” This series examines the Age of Revolutions through its material markers, reminding us that materials themselves reflected and shaped political cultures around the revolutionary Atlantic and World. By...
From: Age of Revolutions on 11 Mar 2019

Recovering Refugees from 1794 Toulouse to Today

ByJoshua Meeks One of the seemingly inevitable outcomes of any revolutionary period is the creation of refugees. We are reminded of this daily with news of the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, as thousands of persecuted or forgotten migrants...
From: Age of Revolutions on 2 Jul 2018

Guest Post: French Imposters, Diplomatic Double Speak, and Buried Archival Treasures

Today’s guest post is by Cassandra Good, Associate Editor of The Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, and author of Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Women and Men in the Early American Republic (New...
From: The Junto on 10 Apr 2017

Roundtable: Ambassador in a Hat: The Sartorial Power of Benjamin Franklin’s Fur Cap

This Colonial Couture post is by guest contributor Joanna M. Gohmann, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in 18th– and 19th-Century Art, at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. While acting as the American ambassador to France, Benjamin...
From: The Junto on 15 Feb 2017

Balancing Independence and Imperialism: The Panamanian Revolution of 1903

By Justin J. Masucci A coalition of Panamanian leaders declared independence from the nation of Colombia in November 1903. The United States, which had tried and failed to conclude a treaty with Colombia to construct and maintain a canal across the Isthmus...
From: Age of Revolutions on 24 Mar 2016

A Toast to John Adams

Happy 280th birthday to President John Adams: lawyer, statesman, and…wine connoisseur?
From: The Junto on 30 Oct 2015

Autumn Reads

Hear ye, hear ye! Sara Georgini compiles new early American titles for The Junto's seasonal roundup.
From: The Junto on 19 Aug 2015

Decoding Diplomacy

Adams, Jefferson, and a secret cipher. More here:
From: The Junto on 6 Oct 2014

"It is hard to say whether [Arthur Lee] lied intentionally or from a mere inability to tell the..."

“It is hard to say whether [Arthur Lee] lied intentionally or from a mere inability to tell the truth, but his looseness of statement made him a dangerous associate.” - James Breck Perkins, France in the American Revolution (1970), 78.
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 8 Oct 2013

Journal Special Issue: New Directions in Early Modern Correspondence

Those seeking to balance the port and mince pies this holiday season with some state-of-the-art reflections on early modern epistolarity are in luck: the latest issue of Lives & Letters – the free online journal of UCL’s Centre for Editing...