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Huguenots and African Americans

Huguenots and African Americans   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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552 words

In 1685 it became illegal for Huguenots to practice their Protestant religion in France. Many left France to escape persecution.

Huguenots

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The Oxford Companion to Military History

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2004

were French Protestants, the term possibly deriving from mispronunciation of the Swiss-German Eidgenosse, meaning sworn companion or confederate. They

Huguenot immigrants

Huguenot immigrants   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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151 words

The term Huguenot, denoting a French Protestant of Calvinistic persuasion, is of disputed origin, but it was in use in

Hugenotten

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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German name for the French Huguenots or Calvinist Protestants who, suffering persecution in France especially after the revocation of the

Huguenots

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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239 words

French Protestants granted religious toleration under the Edict of Nantes (1598), but in the late 17th century subject

Huguenot

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Literature
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28 words

Name given to Calvinists and to Protestants in general. It apparently derives from the German Eidgenossen (confederates), which relates to

Huguenots

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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The word Huguenot was first used in 1560 as a pejorative name for French Calvinists, for whom the official title

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