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The Huguenots in America

The Huguenots in America

A Refugee People in New World Society

Jon Butler

ISBN 9780674413214

Publication date: 01/01/1992

In the first modern history of the Huguenots’ New World experience, Jon Butler traces the Huguenot diaspora across late seventeenth-century Europe, explores the causes and character of their American emigration, and reveals the Huguenots’ secular and religious assimilation in three remarkably different societies: Boston, New York, and South Carolina.


  • An important, well-wrought book on the Huguenot experience…[that relates] the story of [Huguenot] exiles and their failure to maintain religious and social distinctiveness in diaspora.

    —Stephanie Graumann Wolf, American Historical Review


  • Jon Butler is Howard R. Lamar Emeritus Professor of American Studies, History, and Religious Studies at Yale University and Research Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. His books include the Los Angeles Times bestseller Becoming America and the prizewinning Awash in a Sea of Faith and The Huguenots in America. He is a past president of the Organization of American Historians.

Book Details

  • 280 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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