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  • Author: DeCourcy, Sr. Theresa

Date: 1972 (?)

Language: English

Find in a Library: Unknown/Inconnu

Subtitled, "A Unit for Sixth Grade Students in Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Portland." A 9-week elementary school guide for teachers in Maine history, with specific emphasis on cultural content, ethnic groups, and the contributions of the…

  • Author: Clemons, Joan

Date: 2010 August 12

Language: English and français

Find in a Library: Unknown/Inconnu

A WERU FM community radio broadcast of readings by two Maine writers, Rhea Côté Robbins and Trudy Chambers Price. Côté Robbins, who introduces her readings with a short talk on violence at home and in the workplace, shares from a work-in-progress…

  • Author: Sorg, Marcella Harnish

Date: 1979

Thesis Type: Ph. D., Anthropology

Institution: The Ohio State University

Language: en

Find in a Library: 6055167, 11076178, 655165219

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Study in biological anthropology on the immigration and settlement of French Canadians in New England, and the eventual community, then deme - or reproductive/"breeding" group - formation of Franco Americans in Old Town, Maine, through the 19th…

  • Author: Senier, Siobhan

Date: 2002

Publication: The New England Quarterly

Volume: 75

Language: en

Find in a Library: 480610151, 1759778, 50709799, 11168654

Essay exploring the 1930s Federal Writers' Project interview of Indian Island, Maine, resident and canoe maker, Henry Mitchell, transcribed by Old Town native, Robert Grady. Arguments favoring the particularly modern quality of the dually-authored…

  • Author: Chalou-Ennis, Renée

Date: 2011 November 3

Language: English

Blog post which responds to the question: "Of all the places I’d choose to live, why on earth would I choose to stay in Aroostook County?" The writer's answer includes personal definitions of "culture," descriptions of community and rural life, and…

  • Author: Barry, Ellen

Date: 2001 February 12

Publication: Boston Daily Globe

Language: English

Find in a Library: 1536853

Brief profile of a Waterville, Maine, group of adults intent on reclaiming the French language that permeated their earlier lives but that - for reasons personal, political, and otherwise historical - was replaced or repressed by communication in…

  • Author: Hanrahan, Tom

Date: 1996 October 3

Publication: Casco Bay Weekly

Language: English

Find in a Library: 31948960

Short article on the absence of Franco American employees in the Maine media industries, particularly print and television journalism. Includes brief interviews with managers and journalists from some of Maine's most prominent news outlets, as well…

  • Author: Associated Press

Date: 1975 February 5

Publication: St. John Valley Times

Language: English

Find in a Library: 34001749

Article recognizing Congressman William Cohen's (R-Maine) contribution to the Emergency School Aid Act of 1975. His authorship of an amendment to the bill, which in passing would offer the same financial and educational benefits to Franco Americans…

  • Author: Beaupré, Normand R.

Date: Unknown

Language: English et français

Find in a Library: Unknown

Some of the author's reflections on his narrative choices - his characters' accents, dialects, and dictions - in his first French language novel, "Le Petit Mangeur de Fleurs." Some thoughts on the relationships and distinctions between continental…

  • Author: Sepenuk, Norman

Date: 1969

Language: en

Find in a Library: Unknown

A scholarly paper exploring some of the potential reasons for the absence of Franco Americans from political life in New England, and, in the author's estimation, the apparent reluctance of Franco Americans to engage in the public life and political…

  • Author: Langlois, Ron

Date: 1977-11-00

Publication: Yankee

Language: en; fr

Find in a Library: 34796734

Short story about a troublesome boy in Catholic school on a day the class prepares to make confessions to their parish priest. The boy's scolding from his teacher, Mother Camille, his worrying over which sins he will tell, and the unpredictable…

  • Author: Stewart, Richard H.

Date: 1977 January 9

Publication: Boston Sunday Globe

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3511777, 1536853

Feature article on the towns and people of the St. John River Valley in Aroostook County, Maine. Photos of farm, church, and family, in illustration of the descriptions of rural life along Maine's north and northeastern Canadian border. Interviews…

  • Author: Simano, Irene

Date: 1974 June 29

Language: English

Find in a Library: Unknown

A presentation of data collected on the pilot programs of a children's French language television series (La Bonne Aventure) produced by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and created by Project FACTS. Intended as a review and a "validation" of…

  • Author: Hoover, Sandra A.

Date: 1989

Publication: Northeast Transcultural Health Newsletter

Language: en

Find in a Library: Unknown

Short piece of health-related scholarship in cultural studies. Describes three instances in which medical professionals' lack of knowledge about their patients' cultural background had a negative impact on medical judgment and personal treatment.…

  • Author: LaPlante, Eve

Date: 1987 May

Publication: New England Monthly

Volume: 4

Language: English

Find in a Library: 10782770

Article subtitled, "'We were allowed to keep our faith and our language,' one Franco-American says - 'and our place.'" Feature on Franco American history in New England through the author's reflections on her family, her commentary on the 1983…

  • Author: Gagnon, Dawn

Date: 1995 June 24-25

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

Article on a French-language forum about cultural heritage and viability in the St. John River Valley, northern Maine. The talk, sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, was led by advocates for the Acadian and Quebecois heritages prevalent in…

  • Author: Gagnon, Dawn

Date: 2003 July 19-20

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

Profile of Lisa Ornstein - recording violinist, fiddler, and director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Some thoughts on music and culture through her reflections on musical experiences in both Quebec and Maine.

  • Author: Dionne, E.J., Jr.

Date: 2003 April 27

Publication: Maine Sunday Telegram

Language: English

Find in a Library: 39226552

Article subtitled, "Does the United States now need a Franco-American Anti-Defamation League?" Editorial reaction to the recent uses of France and the French ethnicity in American politics as a derogatory stand-in for anti-nationalism. The author's…

  • Author: Landry, Thomas-Marie

Date: 1962

Language: fr

Find in a Library: 10197020, 300126253

Find Online: OL11296882W

Une collection de discours, sermons, des papiers, des émissions de radio, articles de journaux, les manifestes, et d'autres présentations sur le thème de soutenir et de préserver la religion catholique et la culture…

  • Author: Guignard, Michael

Date: 1973-win

Publication: Maine Historical Society Newsletter

Volume: 12

Language: en

Find in a Library: 6243334

Study of a brief period in the history of the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Maine at the beginning of the twentieth century. A political portrait of the "Corporation Sole" controversy - a drawn-out public dispute between the bishop of the…

  • Author: Semenak, Susan

Date: 1984 January 9

Publication: The Gazette

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60623870

Subtitled, "French in New England fear their language and culture risk being lost forever unless something is done soon." An article presenting the Franco Americans in Vermont as a people at risk of cultural and linguistic assimilation. Focuses on…

  • Author: Hillinger, Charles

Date: 1985 January 30

Publication: Providence Journal-Bulletin

Language: English

Find in a Library: 232119114, 32602766

Reprinted segment of Los Angeles Times feature article ("French in Maine Bear Bias Quietly") attempting to characterize the historical plight of the Franco American people of the state of Maine. Contains brief quotes from social leaders and…

  • Author: Hillinger, Charles

Date: 1985 January 28

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3638237, 192107378, 11200117

Feature article attempting to characterize the historical plight of the Franco American people of the state of Maine. Contains brief quotes from social leaders and commentators in Bangor, Lewiston, Van Buren, and Orono. Abridged version of the…

  • Author: Nyhan, Pat

Date: 1984 December 14

Publication: Maine Times

Volume: 17

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60621234, 52425179

Article on the teaching of the French language in various parts of the state of Maine. A brief explanation of the different ways by which French is conceived - its dialects, its geographies, its socioculture. Differing opinions relative to these…

  • Author: Burnett, Lee

Date: 2001 February 15-21

Publication: Maine Times

Volume: 33

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60621234, 52425179

Cover story on the inception and early troubles of the Lewiston, Maine, office of Forum Francophone des Affaires, the world Francophone Business Forum. The attempts of French-speaking and French-heritage Maine businesspeople, through this office, to…

  • Author: Doty, C. Stewart

Date: 1995 Fall

Publication: Thought & Action : The NEA Higher Education Journal

Volume: 11

Language: English

Find in a Library: 11018391, 46310703

A brief history behind ethnic slurs directed toward Franco Americans in the US Northeast. A historical contextualization of this type of discrimination in government, business, and scholarship. Some historical foundations of the "dumb Frenchman"…

  • Author: Cartwright, Steve

Date: 1998 May 14

Publication: Maine Times

Language: English

Find in a Library: 60621234, 52425179

Interview with Maine language teacher, Charlie Hicks, on his passion for the French language and the benefits of teaching it to young people.

  • Author: Curran, Jeanne

Date: 1993 August 26

Publication: Bangor Daily News

Language: English

Find in a Library: 8818350

Subtitled, "Judge says TDC didn't discriminate." Article relating the results of a U.S. District Court case in which a Franco American man filed suit against his former Bangor, Maine employer for unlawful hiring practices and discrimination based on…

  • Author: Chasse, Dr. Paul P.

Date: 1979 Spring

Publication: American Ethnic

Volume: 7

Language: English

Find in a Library: 3995672

Historical essay arguing against a lack of knowledge about French and Franco American agents in the history of the United States, and the harmful cultural and political effects such a lack of knowledge may have in this country's citizens. Touches…