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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

François Furstenberg

François FurstenbergFrançois Furstenberg, a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation (2006). His latest book, When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation (2014), follows a group of French émigrés to the United States to explore broader connections between France and the United States in the age of the French Revolution.


Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.


"The War of 1812 and the Long Struggle for the West"

This lecture was sponsored by the Michael J. Colligan History Project at Miami University Hamilton. Recorded by Computer and Information Technology Services in May 2014.

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