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The Huguenots in North America: A Reading List

This is not an exhaustive list of works by any means. It is a list of books only, and only books in English (there are some helpful ones in French too, though not so much on North America), intended to  provide a comprehensive overview of the Huguenots in North America. My interests in the U.S. and especially South Carolina are reflected here.

These are works that are of particular interest to me in preparation a presentation for the AATF convention in Montreal this summer. My focus, rather than on in-depth historical work, is adapting this material for French pedagogy.

First listed are works specifically about the Huguenots in North America. At the end I have also listed just a few helpful background works on the Huguenots.


Butler, Jon. The Huguenots in America: A Refugee People in New World Society.   Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1983.

Dubose, Samuel, & Frederick A. Porcher. History of the Huguenots of South Carolina. Reprint R.L. Bryan Columbia, S.C., 1972. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1887.

Foote, William Henry. The Huguenots: Reformed French Church. Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle Publications, 2002.

Golden, R.M., ed. The Huguenot Connection: The Edict of Nantes, Its Revocation, and     Early French Migration to South Carolina. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988. 

Hirsch, Arthur Henry. The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1928.

Huguenot Society of South Carolina. The Huguenot Crosses of South Carolina. Charleston, SC: State Printing Co., 2001.

Louder, Dean R., and Eric Waddell, eds. French America: Mobility, Identity, and Minority Experience Across the Continent. Trans. Franklin Philip. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1993.

Reaman, G. Elmore. The Trail of the Huguenots in Europe, the United States, South Africa and Canada. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966.

Van Ruymbeke, Bertrand. From New Babylon to Eden: The Huguenots and Their Migration to Colonial South Carolina. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2006. 

Van Ruymbeke, Bertrand, and Randy J. Sparks, eds. Memory and Identity: The Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora. The Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World. Columbia, SC: U of South Carolina P, 2003.

Other Sources:

Kingdon, Robert M. Myths about the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacres 1572-1576. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1988.

Soman, Alffred. The Massacre of St. Bartholomew: Reappraisals and Documents. International Archives of the History of Ideas. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1974.


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