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François Furstenberg, HistorianOctober 5, 2010 7:00 PMSykes Auditorium
Admission is Free
François Furstenberg delivers this year's Preyer Lecture, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences. Author of the critically lauded "In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation" (2006), Furstenberg is the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Chair of American Studies in the history department at the University of Montreal. He is currently at work on a book that follows a group of French émigrés to the U.S. and explores connections between France and the U.S. in the age of the French Revolution. His talk is titled "When the United States Spoke French: Trans-Atlantic Politics, Speculation, and Diplomacy in the Early American Republic."