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When the United States Spoke French—The Role of France in the American Revolution and its Aftermath

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Authors Larrie Ferreiro and François Furstenberg will discuss French involvement in the Revolutionary War and early America, sharing how the Revolution’s success depended on the assistance provided by France and Spain, and information on the nation’s formative years, with special attention to a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America. Guiding the discussion will be Rosemarie Zagarri, professor of history at George Mason University. Book signings of Brothers at Arms and When the United States Spoke French will follow the program. Presented in partnership with the French American Cultural Foundation and The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati.


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