In Theory co-host Simon Brown interviews William H. Sewell Jr., the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, about his new book, Commercial Capitalism and Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France (University of Chicago Press, 2021).

Simon Brown is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California, Berkeley and a primary editor at the JHI Blog.

Featured Image: William H. Sewell Jr. faculty photo, University of Chicago (left); Medal commemorating and depicting the abolition of feudal privileges by the National Assembly in August 1789, Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux and Pierre Simon Benjamin Duvivier.