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The Franco-Americans of New England : dreams and realities

The Franco-Americans of New England : dreams and realities

Author: Yves Roby
Publisher: [Sillery, Québec] : Septentrion, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
"From 1840 to 1930, about 900,000 Quebecers left their homeland and moved to the United States. By the early 1900s, many industrial cities in New England had thriving French-Canadian communities. In those "cultural ghettos," organized around the parish church and French schools, first-generation immigrants tried to recreate their lost homeland. Eking out a living on the margins of American society, they saw  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yves Roby
ISBN: 2894483910 9782894483916 2894484003 9782894484005
OCLC Number: 57754012
Description: xvi, 543 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. I. Leaving for the "States" (1840-1900) --
Ch. II. In the eye of the beholder (1865-1900) --
Ch. III. elite and a changing reality (1865-1900) --
Ch. IV. emergence of a radical discourse (1865-1900) --
Ch. V. Progress, crisis, and the seeds of dissension (1901-1914) --
Ch. VI. Radicals and moderates : the rupture (1914-1929) --
Ch. VII. "A national renasence" : between the dream and the reality (1929-1939) --
Ch. VIII. "Isolationism ... or the open-door policy" (1939-1956) --
Ch. IX. elder generation stands down (1956-1976) --
Onomastic index --
Toponimic index.
Other Titles: Franco-américains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre.
Responsibility: Yves Roby ; translated by Mary Ricard.
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Between 1840 and 1930, approximately 900,000 people left Quebec for the United States and settled in French-Canadian colonies in New England's industrial cities. Drawing from first-person accounts,  Read more...


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