France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History 3 Vols: France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (Transatlantic Relations) 3 vol. set

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9781851094110: France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History 3 Vols: France and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (Transatlantic Relations) 3 vol. set

A unique, multidisciplinary encyclopedia covering the impacts that French and American politics, foreign policy, and culture have had on shaping each country's identity.


· Approximately 730 cross-referenced entries covering events and themes spanning 400 years of French influence in the Americas, from Canada to Guiana

· Extensive bibliographies, over 80 illustrations, and essays from leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic

· Draws heavily on primary sources as well as the latest monographs and journal articles

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Book Description:

From the earliest settlements at Sable Island, Acadia, and Guiana at the dawn of the 17th century to the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992, French and American culture, politics, and society have exerted ever stronger influences over one another. The transatlantic spread of French language and culture, and, in turn, the influence of American film and music within the francophone countries of the Old World, has done much to break down notions of France and America as divided countries.

About the Author:

Bill Marshall, PhD, is chair of modern French studies at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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