François Furstenberg

Associate Professor

Research Interests

>> U.S. and comparative nationalism
>> Political ideologies
>> The French Atlantic World, c. 1790-1820
>> Slavery and Society, c. 1770-1860

I have taught U.S. history at the Université de Montréal since June 2003. Broadly speaking, my principal areas of concentration are in intellectual history and political culture in the 18th and 19th centuries.

My first book, In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation (2006), examines the creation of U.S. nationalism in the early 19th century by focusing on the image of George Washington, and on the relationship between slavery and U.S. nationalism.

My current research focuses on French émigrés to the United States in the era of the French Revolution, and on their political, social, and economic activites, with the aim of connecting the early republican United States to the French Atlantic world.


Contact Information

Department of History
Université de Montréal
P.O. Box 6128, downtown station
Montréal QC H3C 3J7

Tel: 514-343-6642
Fax: 514-343-2483

Office: C-6100 Lionel Groulx