BOOKS

Below is a selection of books about the French in the United States and of noteworthy titles about the French in New Mexico and the Southwest. I am progressively expanding the list.

To buy The French In New Mexico, click HERE

The links below most of the times bring you to Amazon for convenience, but I encourage you to look for books from various sources. For older books, this often leads to original editions instead of reprints, and to free downloads of the originals. I am not getting any commission from Amazon or others if you buy one of these books, it’s all for the love of history!

Please send me suggestions for more titles.

THE FRENCH IN THE UNITED STATES
and a few Americans in France
Book covers usually appear when clicking on a book’s title

Charles River Editors. The Statue of Liberty: The History and Legacy of America’s Most Famous Statue. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.

Portes, Jacques. Fascination and Misgivings – The United States in French Opinion, 1870-1914. Cambridge Universtity Press, 2000.
 
Echeverria, Durand. Mirage in the West. A History of the French Image of American Society to 1815. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1957.
 

Bonura, Michel A. Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from the War of 1812 to the Outbreak of WWII. New York: New York University Press, 2012.
Note: 2021 is the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death in Santa Helena.

Harlow, Giles Unger. Harlow Giles. Lafayette. Wiley, 2003.

MacCartney, Clarence Edward and Gordon Dorrance. The Bonapartes in America. Philadelhia: Dorrance and Company, 1939. Read online here. 
Note: 2021 is the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death in Santa Helena.

John, Elizabeth A.H. Storms Brewed in Other Men’s Worlds – The Confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795. Texas A&M University Press, 1975.

Ferreiro, Larrie D. Brother at Arms – American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It. Knopf, 2016.

Sainlaude, Stève. France and the American Civil War: A Diplomatic History. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

Furstenberg, François. When the United States Spoke French. Penguin Books, 2015.

Marchand, Philip. Ghost Empire: How the French Almost Conquered North America. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2007.

Folmer, Henry. Franco-Spanish Rivalry in North America, 1524-1763. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1953.

Gitlin, Jay. The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2010.

Pasquier, Michael. Fathers on the Frontier, French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Americans in France

McCulloch, David. The Greater Journey – Americans in Paris. Simon & Schuster, 2012.

Washburne, Elihu. The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris. Simon & Schuster, 2012.

More to come …

THE FRENCH IN NEW MEXICO AND THE  SOUTHWEST FROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS and some in northern Mexico

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