Friday, March 29, 2013 - 3:00am

In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Holyoke College's Robert Schwartz explains the historical events that inspired Victor Hugo to pen Les Misérables. Schwartz is the E. Nevius Rodman Professor of History at Mount Holyoke, where he teaches courses on the history of 18th and 19th-century France. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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