The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn

The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn

by Mary Rice-Defosse, James Myall

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ISBN-13: 9781626194601
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 01/26/2015
Series: American Heritage
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,269,938
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Mary Rice-DeFosse is a professor of French and Francophone studies at Bates College. She and her students have collected oral histories from local residents as part of the department's Franco-American Oral History Project. She serves on the boards of Lewiston-Auburn's Franco Center for heritage and culture and the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College. She holds a PhD from Yale University.

James Myall is a former coordinator of the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College and is currently executive director of the Freeport Historical Society. He holds an MA in ancient history and archaeology from the University of St. Andrews. During his time at the Franco-American Collection, he was responsible for preserving and promoting the Franco-American heritage of Maine and New England in a variety of ways. In 2012, he served as a consultant for the State of Maine's Taskforce on Franco-Americans.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

1 New Arrivals from the North (1860-1890) 9

2 A Franco-American Belle Époquc (1890-1914) 37

3 Hard Times (1914-1941) 73

4 New Horizons: Acculturation, Negotiation, Affirmation (1941 1970) 103

5 Renaissance and Reinvention (1970-2014) 127

Notes 155

Index 169

About the Authors 175

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