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GSSCC Lecture Series: French Immigrants to California with Dr. Annick Foucrier
April 5, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dr. Annick Foucrier will discuss French immigration to California in the 19th century. She is knowledgeable about the resources available in France and in California to research these pioneers. Her presentation will mostly discuss French immigrants in California prior to the 20thcentury, with focus on French settlements in the state, French societies, and migration patterns.
Dr. Annick Foucrier is Professor Emerita of North-American History at theUniversity of Paris, Sorbonne, and previous director of the Centre for Research in North-American History. She has also published many articles about the immigration of the French to California. Her publications include: Le rêve californien (French Edition): “Migrants français sur la côte Pacifique, XVIIIe – XXe siècles (histoire et société).” Translation: ”The California Dream: French Migrants to the Pacific coast in the 18th to 20th centuries (History and Society)”, and (Editor) “The French and the Pacific World, 17th-19th Centuries: Explorations,
Migrations and Cultural Exchanges.”
Her studies include French immigrants in California, in Chicago, and elsewhere in the United States, the history of California, the California Gold Rush, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Pacific world.