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The Resource A Distinct Alien Race : The Untold Story of Franco-Americans : Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife, David Vermette, (electronic resource)

A Distinct Alien Race : The Untold Story of Franco-Americans : Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife, David Vermette, (electronic resource)

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A Distinct Alien Race : The Untold Story of Franco-Americans : Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife
Title
A Distinct Alien Race
Title remainder
The Untold Story of Franco-Americans : Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife
Statement of responsibility
David Vermette
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the later 19th century, French-Canadian Roman Catholic immigrants from Quebec were deemed a threat to the United States, potential terrorists in service of the Pope. Books and newspapers floated the conspiracy theory that the immigrants seeking work in New England's burgeoning textile industry were actually plotting to annex parts of the United States to a newly independent Quebec. Vermette's groundbreaking study sets this neglected and poignant tale in the broader context of North American history. He traces individuals and families, from the textile barons who created a new industry to the poor farmers and laborers of Quebec who crowded into the mills in the post-Civil War period. Vermette discusses the murky reception these cross-border immigrants met in the USA, including dehumanizing conditions in mill towns and early-20th-century campaigns led by the Ku Klux Klan and the Eugenics movement. Vermette also discusses what occurred when the textile industry moved to the Deep South and brings the story of emigrants up to the present day. Vermette shows how this little-known episode in U.S. history prefigures events as recent as yesterday's news. His well documented narrative touches on the issues of cross-border immigration; the Nativists fear of the Other; the rise and fall of manufacturing in the U.S.; and the construction of race and ethnicity
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Vermette, David
Dewey number
974.1004
Index
no index present
LC call number
F30.F85
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Cotton textile industry
  • Franco-Americans
  • Franco-Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
A Distinct Alien Race : The Untold Story of Franco-Americans : Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife, David Vermette, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTc3MTg2MTY5NA==
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frd00027923
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Extent
1 online resource (394 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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9781771861694
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(pdf)
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Label
A Distinct Alien Race : The Untold Story of Franco-Americans : Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife, David Vermette, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MTc3MTg2MTY5NA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00027923
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (394 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781771861694
Isbn Type
(pdf)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9781771861694
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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