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Francois Furstenberg

Biography

Francois Furstenberg

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.

Francois Furstenberg

Books by Francois Furstenberg

by Francois Furstenberg - History, Nonfiction

In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. WHEN THE UNITED STATES SPOKE FRENCH explores the republic’s formative years from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America.