Sally McKee received her doctorate in 1993 at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. Trained as a medievalist, she now focuses on African- and European-Americans’ engagement with intellectual and cultural movements of the second half of the 19th and early 20th century. Her book, The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World, appeared in 2017 (Yale UP). I reconstruct the life of a little known African American composer from New Orleans, Edmond Dédé (1827-1901), who worked as a conductor of cafés-concerts in Bordeaux, France in the second half of the nineteenth century. My next project involves black and white American expatriates in France, Britain, and Italy in the late 19th c.