All posts tagged "eighteenth century"
Theater Review: A Free Man of Color Starring Jeffrey WrightAugust 24, 2020
Given the grandeur of its lofty aspirations, the play inevitably fails on some levels, like the...
Book Review: Washington: A Life by Ron ChernowAugust 16, 2020
Nevertheless, it is a considerable shock to read indictments of Washington in the letters of Patriot...
Book Review: The Fort by Bernard CornwellAugust 15, 2020
Bernard Cornwell, who has written a masterful novel about Agincourt, tackles the American Revolution and its...
Book Review: The Art Detective by Philip MouldJuly 24, 2020
Yet another of his discoveries turns out to be a lost watercolor by one of America’s...
Empire of Liberty A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. WoodJune 14, 2020
The “Era of Good Feeling” that followed 1815, however, was of short duration. The issue of...
Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England by Bruce RedfordMay 22, 2020
A famous double portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds shows members of the Dilettanti Society sipping away...
Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America by Meredith Mason BrownMay 22, 2020
It was brutal stuff. Massacres, scalpings, crops burned, winters with only salted meat to eat –...
The Count of Concord by Nicholas DelbancoMay 18, 2020
Sir Benjamin Thompson, a.k.a. Count Rumford, is probably most familiar to modern ears as the inventor...
American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. EllisMay 16, 2020
Over the preceding two centuries, Ellis notes, a number of English, Scottish, and French thinkers had...
The Great Upheaval by Jay WinikMay 8, 2020
In twelve short years – from 1788 to 1800 – the world changed, with the late...