About me

  • Currently a data journalist with CityLab
  • St. Paul resident
  • Generalist nerd
  • Previous Nerd Nite presentations:
    • “The Accidental Republic: A Case Study in History and Democracy”
    • “Talking, Texting & Trump”
    • “The Fast and the Mapped: A Demo of Digital Mapping”
    • “When In Doubt: An Introduction to Skepticism”
  • @dhmontgomery / dhmontgomery.com

I’m also the host of a history podcast

The Siècle covers French history from 1814 to 1914 — the hundred years between Napoleon and World War I in which the modern world was born.

So I’ve been doing a lot of reading about early 19th Century Europe, and especially France. So we’ll focus on French peasants today.


What exactly is a “peasant”?