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Frog Town : portrait of a French Canadian parish in New England

Author: Laurence French
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; Toronto ; Plymouth, UK : University Press of America, Inc., [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frog Town describes in detail a French Canadian parish where both Acadian and Quebecois settlers lived. Laurence Armand French discusses the work, language, and social activities of the working-class French Canadians in a comprehensive depiction of a community where a volatile history accentuated inter-ethnic/sectarian conflicts.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence French
ISBN: 9780761863830 0761863834
OCLC Number: 877365358
Description: viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceChapter One: A Geo-Political Historical FrameworkIntroduction: Understanding Human and Group BehaviorsThe Function of Creation Myths: Giving Meaning to Life and BelongingCatholicism, Protestantism, and CapitalismColonial Wars in North America: The British/French-Protestant/Catholic RiftChapter Two: Manifest Destiny and Empire Building in the Americas: A History DifferentThe Politics of WASP Superiority and the Road to Race and Ethnic IntoleranceThe French and Indian War and the Emerging Military Aristocracy and Local HeroesThe Acadian Expulsion: The Prototype of Ethnic Cleansing and Cultural Genocide "We the (Chosen) People (Enfranchised, White Protestant Adult Males) of the United States...." Manifest Destiny and Indian Removal: The U.S. Policies of Cultural and Physical Genocide "Might Makes Right": The Means of U.S. Expansionism and ImperialismChapter Three: French-Canadians in Yankee-Land: A Workforce for an Emerging Industrial Giant Comes Into Its Own as Franco AmericansPuritan Capitalism and Yankee Mills: An Auspicious BeginningThe Canada Connection: The Symbiosis of Economic Conditions and a Cheap and Convenient Labor SourceChapter Four: Frog Town: Life and Times of a Franco American CommunityThe Historic Landscape and Demographics of New Hampshire and the RegionSuncook Valley-The Early YearsFrog Town: St. Jean the Baptist Parish-Suncook, N.H., 1870s-1930sFrog Town-1930 to 1980: Fifty Years of Turmoil and ChangeThe Second World War and the Transformation of SuncookThe Social Milieu in Post-WWII Frog TownChapter Five: "And Justice for Some"America's Criminal Justice Ideals and AdaptationsSelective Justice IssuesPolicing Society: From Community Policing to a Militarized ForceA Sampler of Justice in New HampshireBlood PoliticsChurch, State, and AbuseEpiloguePost NAFTA Changes in U.S.-Canada RelationsCelebrating Franco American Heritage in New HampshireNotes BibliographyIndex
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