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HAZAK: Do You Know About the Acadian Exile and Survival in Maryland? with Greg Wood

Thursday, January 13, 2022 11 Shevat 5782

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gregory Wood is a native of southern Michigan and a resident of Maryland since 1970. He has written three books on the French in the state—with initial support from the Maryland Bicentennial Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work has centered on early immigration, Acadian exiles, the Revolutionary period, and contributions of West Indian refugees and émigrés. In 2014, he was one of five dozen scholars contributing to an award-winning anthology entitled Acadie Then and Now/Acadie Hier et Aujourd’hui (published simultaneously in two languages). Greg’s newest work, Becoming the Frenchified State of Maryland, is comprised of two volumes and focuses primarily on the years 1755 to 1865.

Gregory Wood holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the Johns Hopkins University and spent a study year abroad in Angers, France. Throughout his 40-year career in secondary education, he specialized in foreign language instruction and got involved in a number of history projects. Over the years, Greg has had many opportunities to speak to large and small groups at historical and educational conferences. Acadian and Québecois on his maternal side, he and his wife Lynn have traveled extensively in Quebec, the Canadian Maritimes, and Louisiana and have a daughter who is a meteorologist. 

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