This year marks the 230th anniversary of the start of the French Revolution. Over the course of a ten-year period, revolutionary France experimented with new political visions such as constitutional monarchy, republicanism, representative politics and semi-democratic elections. Dr. Katlyn Carter, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan will talk to us about how the French Revolution pervades contemporary political life as well as on her book manuscript, the use of secrecy vs. the ideal of transparency and the craft of the historian.
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