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FREN 480: French in the Americas: Getting Started

Start Your Research at the Library!

Use this guide to get started with your research for FREN 480: French in the Americas!

Your assignment asks you to research a period of Haiti's history to lay the foundation for three Haitian novels you will read this semester. The resources on this guide will help you identify important people, events and political ideas of the period you've selected and locate relevant sources for your presentation. 

Getting Started: 

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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Europa World Plus - South America, Central America and the Caribbean

South America, Central America and the Caribbean

The online version of the Europa World Year Book and the Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The Yearbook covers political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories, while the Surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at the regional, sub-regional and country level.

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