Robert L. Paquette

Robert L. Paquette is an American historian, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History at Hamilton College, and co-founder of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. He is particularly known for his work on the history of slavery in Cuba.

Latest by Robert L. Paquette in Chronicles

  • Which Revolution Are We Celebrating?
    July 4, 2020

    Which Revolution Are We Celebrating?

    On Independence Day more than 200 years ago, a member of America's founding generation warned against the encroaching spirit of the French Revolution, of extreme equality dissolving “manner, order, and virtue” and turning liberty into license.

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  • Remembering Eugene Genovese
    January 2020

    Remembering Eugene Genovese

    Eugene Genovese was one of the most influential and controversial historians of his generation. Whether Genovese ever self-identified as a conservative remains an intriguing question, without a simple answer. Few people knew him better than I did.

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  • Revolution and the American Mind
    July 1991

    Revolution and the American Mind

    Food lines lengthen in Moscow; show trials continue in Beijing; bicycles replace motor vehicles in Havana. As the Warsaw Pact and Berlin Wall crumble, so does the standing of Mao and Che, even on college campuses.

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