The Americas in Italian Literature 1700-1825

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How did Europeans, Italians in particular, view the Americas during the colonial years, and how did Italian writers influence Benjamin Franklin and other leaders of the American Revolution? Professor of Italian Literature Stefania Buccini will tell us how Enlightenment ideas passed back and forth from America to Italy and influenced the response to repression in both places.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Norman Gilliland Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director
  • Norman Gilliland Interviewer
  • Joe Elder Guest
  • Stefania Buccini Guest

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