Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Conor Cruise O’Brien, The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800

O'Brien, Conor Cruise (Fellow, 1993-94)

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996

From the publisher's description:

As controversial and explosive as it is elegant and learned, The Long Affair is Conor Cruise O'Brien's examination of Thomas Jefferson, as man and icon, through the critical lens of the French Revolution. O'Brien offers a provocative analysis of the supreme symbol of American history and political culture and challenges the traditional perceptions of both Jeffersonian history and the Jeffersonian legacy.


Subjects: History;; French Revolution; American History;