The Gentry Lecture
The Department of History at Washington University in St. Louis in collaboration with Les Amis and John Burroughs school, invites you to the 2017 Gentry Lecture. The Gentry Lecture explores the early history of French North America.
Professor Brett Rushforth, University of Oregon, will present a talk entitled:
"Deep Roots, Long Shadows: Sacagawea, Charbonneau, and the French Empire in Missouri"
Brett Rushforth is the author of Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France, named the best book on American social history by the Organization of American Historians (Curti Award); the best book on French Colonialism before 1848 by the French Colonial Historical Society (Boucher Award); the best book on the history of European expansion by the Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (FEEGI Biennial Book Prize); and the best book on French history and culture by the Center for French and Francophone Studies at Duke University (Wylie Prize).
This lecture is free and open to the public.