Franco-Americans of Maine

Franco-Americans of Maine

Nearly one-third of Maine residents have French blood and are known as Franco-Americans. Many trace their heritage to French Canadian families who came south from Quebec in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to work in the mills of growing communities such as Auburn, Augusta, Biddeford, Brunswick, Lewiston, Saco, Sanford, Westbrook, Winslow, and Waterville. Other Franco-Americans, known as Acadians, have rural roots in the St. John Valley in northernmost Maine. Those of French heritage have added a unique and vibrant accent to every community in which they have lived, and they are known as a cohesive ethnic group with a strong belief in family, church, work, education, the arts, their language, and their community. Today they hold posts in every facet of Maine life, from hourly worker to the U.S. Congress. These hardworking people have a notable history and have been a major force in Maine's development.


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Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN 9780738572802
Pages 132 pages
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Franco-Americans of Maine
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Dyke Hendrickson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Nearly one-third of Maine residents have French blood and are known as Franco-Americans. Many trace their heritage to French Canadian families who came south fr
The First Franco-Americans
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Charles Stewart Doty
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: University of Maine Press

Voyages
Language: en
Pages: 606
Authors: Nelson Madore
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Tilbury House Pub

Dozens of voices celebrate—in essays, stories, plays, poetry, songs, and art—the Franco-American and Acadian experience in Maine. They explore subjects as d
A Franco-American Overview: New England, pt. 1
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Acculturation
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher:

The Franco-Americans in Maine
Language: en
Pages: 65
Authors: Kenneth E. Carpenter
Categories: French Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1958* - Publisher:

A Franco-American Overview
Language: en
Pages: 648
Authors:
Categories: Franco-Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1979 - Publisher:

Franco-Americans of New England
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Yves Roby
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-23 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

What became of these millions of immigrant descendants? In "The Franco-Americans of New England" Yves Roby describes the first-person accounts of French Canadia
The Franco-Americans of New England
Language: en
Pages: 537
Authors: Armand B. Chartier
Categories: Canada
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher:

Franco-Americans in Maine
Language: en
Pages: 66
Authors: James Paul Allen
Categories: French-Canadians
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974* - Publisher:

The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Mary Rice-Defosse
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-26 - Publisher:

Franco-Americans brought their proud cultural legacy to Lewiston-Auburn beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. As their population grew, religious leaders bec