All posts tagged "eighteenth century"
Theater Review: A Free Man of Color Starring Jeffrey WrightOctober 29, 2022
Given the grandeur of its lofty aspirations, the play inevitably fails on some levels, like the...
Book Review: Washington: A Life by Ron ChernowOctober 21, 2022
Nevertheless, it is a considerable shock to read indictments of Washington in the letters of Patriot...
Book Review: The Fort by Bernard CornwellOctober 19, 2022
Bernard Cornwell, who has written a masterful novel about Agincourt, tackles the American Revolution and its...
Book Review: The Art Detective by Philip MouldSeptember 26, 2022
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. WoodAugust 12, 2022
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 RedfordJuly 15, 2022
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 BrownJuly 15, 2022
It was brutal stuff. Massacres, scalpings, crops burned, winters with only salted meat to eat –...
The Count of Concord by Nicholas DelbancoJuly 8, 2022
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. EllisJuly 5, 2022
Over the preceding two centuries, Ellis notes, a number of English, Scottish, and French thinkers had...
The Great Upheaval by Jay WinikJune 23, 2022
In twelve short years – from 1788 to 1800 – the world changed, with the late...