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French Canadians in Michigan

French Canadians in Michigan

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by John P. DuLong
     
 

As the first European settlers in Michigan, the French Canadians left an indelible mark on the place names and early settlement patterns of the Great Lakes State. Because of its importance in the fur trade, many French Canadians migrated to Michigan, settling primarily along the Detroit- Illinois trade route, and throughout the fur trade avenues of the Straits of

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As the first European settlers in Michigan, the French Canadians left an indelible mark on the place names and early settlement patterns of the Great Lakes State. Because of its importance in the fur trade, many French Canadians migrated to Michigan, settling primarily along the Detroit- Illinois trade route, and throughout the fur trade avenues of the Straits of Mackinac. When the British conquered New France in 1763, most Europeans in Michigan were Francophones. John DuLong explores the history and influence of these early French Canadians, and traces, as well, the successive 19th- and 20th-century waves of industrial migration from Quebec, creating new communities outside the old fur trade routes of their ancestors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870135828
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
Discovering the Peoples of Michigan Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,232,176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

John P. DuLong is president of the Detroit Chapter of the French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan and author of the forthcoming book, Tracing Your French Ancestry: A Guide to North American French Genealogical Research.

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French Canadians in Michigan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very well written book. Obviously well researched. Can't wait to read more of Mr. Du Long's work.