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FREN 480: French in the Americas

Getting Started

Tertiary sources are excellent starting points! They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources. These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources. 

Select two of the resources featured below to begin gathering background information. What people, events, social movements, or political developments can you identify that are related to your selected time period? What additional resources to they point you to? Make a list of at least 3 topics, names, or ideas that you will continue to research. 

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