Furstenberg

When the United States Spoke French

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Academic Learning Commons,
100 Floyd Avenue, Room 2100

VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of History with support from the Society of the Cincinnati present Dr. François Furstenberg.

In this talk, Professor François Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins University) draws on his prizewinning book to examine a post-revolutionary United States that not only spoke French, but desired strong ties between the two nations. He focuses on a powerful group of French emigrés whose long experience in Ameri-ca dated back to the Revolution, and who now sought to enhance diplomatic relations with the U.S. In all, Furstenberg reveals a fresh perspective on the postwar years, tying American history to the chaotic world of the French Revolution, and showing how eagerly Americans celebrated French culture at the same time they set out to create a new one of their own.

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Parking, for a fee, is available on the VCU Main Street Parking deck at the corner of Laurel and Main Streets.
More information: ceastman@vcu.edu

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