When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, When the United States Spoke French 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.
ISBN: 9780143127451
Author: Francois Furstenberg
Page: 498
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2015
Format: Book
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (USA)
Language: English
Ages: adult

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Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, When the United States Spoke French 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 thecountry’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 mostfamous events of early American history in a new light—from the battles with Native Americans on the western frontier to the Haitian Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

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