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"When the United States spoke French" - Book talk

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Alliance Française de Washington DC `

2142 Wyoming Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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"WHEN THE UNITED STATES SPOKE FRENCH: Five refugees who shaped a nation" offers a fresh perspective on the tumultuous years of America as a young nation, when the Atlantic world’s first republican experiments were put to the test. It explores the country’s formative period from the viewpoint of five distinguished Frenchmen who took refuge in America after leaving their homes and families in France, crossing the Atlantic, and landing in Philadelphia. Through their stories, we see some of the most famous events of early American history in a new light.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : François Furstenberg was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington. After graduating with a BA from Columbia University, he worked for several years in Paris before pursuing his graduate studies in history at The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2003. He was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. history at Cambridge University, England, for one year, after which he moved to Montreal, Canada, where he is an assistant professor of history at the Université de Montréal.

This event will be in English. Light refreshments after the Q&R session.

AFDC Member / Culture Pass: $10 + Processing Fees

General Admission: $15 + Processing Fees .

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2 hours street parking from 7:30am to 8:30pm.

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