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France in America

France in America Tseng 2000.5.12 11:38 Robert Forster is emeritus professor of French history at Johns Hopkins University. His principal publications include The Nobility of Toulouse in the Eighteenth Century (1960), The House of Saulx-Tavanes: Versailles and Burgundy, 1700–1830 (1971), and The Depont Family in Eighteenth-Century France (1980). He is currently working on the plantation society of the French West Indies before emancipation of the slaves. French Historical Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2 (spring 2000) Copyright © 2000 by the Society for French Historical Studies 6017 FHS 23:2 / sheet 30 of 206 FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES the legacy of the French presence abroad would be distinct from that of such other imperial nations as Britain or Spain. However, as I began to review the histories of New France and the French West Indies, I was impressed by the plasticity of Frenchmen and Frenchwomen under the impact of different environments, economies, and cultures. Though a certain Frenchness remained, it was much less marked than I had anticipated. For a course similar to one I taught on ‘‘France in America’’ I suggest the following outline. Divide the course about equally between New France (Canada) and the French West Indies, ending the first section http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png French Historical Studies Duke University Press

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2000 by Society for French Historical Studies
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0016-1071
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1527-5493
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10.1215/00161071-23-2-239
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Tseng 2000.5.12 11:38 Robert Forster is emeritus professor of French history at Johns Hopkins University. His principal publications include The Nobility of Toulouse in the Eighteenth Century (1960), The House of Saulx-Tavanes: Versailles and Burgundy, 1700–1830 (1971), and The Depont Family in Eighteenth-Century France (1980). He is currently working on the plantation society of the French West Indies before emancipation of the slaves. French Historical Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2 (spring 2000) Copyright © 2000 by the Society for French Historical Studies 6017 FHS 23:2 / sheet 30 of 206 FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES the legacy of the French presence abroad would be distinct from that of such other imperial nations as Britain or Spain. However, as I began to review the histories of New France and the French West Indies, I was impressed by the plasticity of Frenchmen and Frenchwomen under the impact of different environments, economies, and cultures. Though a certain Frenchness remained, it was much less marked than I had anticipated. For a course similar to one I taught on ‘‘France in America’’ I suggest the following outline. Divide the course about equally between New France (Canada) and the French West Indies, ending the first section

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French Historical StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2000

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