Connecticut Confronts the Guillotine: The French Revolution and the Land of Steady Habits

  title={Connecticut Confronts the Guillotine: The French Revolution and the Land of Steady Habits},
  author={Robert J. Imholt},
  journal={The New England Quarterly},
Accounts of French revolutionary violence issuing from Connecticut presses both reflected and shaped the public mindset. Drawing on pre-existing elements of popular culture, the descriptions established tropes which Connecticut public figures utilized to shape public opinion and fashion the state's self-image as the “Land of Steady Habits.” 
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