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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
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"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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