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

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


“A vivid, soaking up account of a brief interval in heritage that also resounds today.” —Kirkus Reviews

Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, When the U.S. Spoke French offers a clean viewpoint at the tumultuous years of the United States as a tender country, while the Atlantic world’s first republican experiments have been positioned to the try out. It explores the country’s formative interval from the point of view of 5 exclusive Frenchmen who took safe haven in the US after leaving their houses and households in France, crossing the Atlantic, and touchdown in Philadelphia. via their tales, we see the most recognized occasions of early American background in a brand new light—from the battles with local americans at the western frontier to the Haitian Revolution, the Whiskey uprising to the Louisiana buy in 1803.

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