« De votre chère soeur qui ne vous oublie jamais » : A Postal Perspective on French-Canadian Migration in North America

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« De votre chère soeur qui ne vous oublie jamais » : A Postal Perspective on French-Canadian Migration in North America

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Essay on the function of the personal letter in historiography. How trails of correspondence between French Canadians in Canada and the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries tell us about French Canadian migration: migrants, immigrants, families separated by distance and labor, and the sort of information that was communicated by post. The relationship of letter-writing to French Canadian literacy in that period. Contains analyses of certain private correspondences among French Canadian migrants, their families, and friends - the majority of which exisiting between Québec and New England cities.

Creator

Willis, John

Publisher

Les Presses de l'UniversiteĢ Laval

Date

2006

Language

en, fr

Type

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Coverage

20th century; New England; Québec

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Editor

Frenette, Yves
Martel, Marcel
Willis, John

Item Type

Book Section

ISBN

9782763783918

Book Title

Envoyer et recevoir : lettres et correspondances dans les diasporas francophones

Date

2006

Pages

75-119

Place

Saint-Nicolas, Québec

Publisher

Les Presses de l'UniversiteĢ Laval

Series

Culture française d'Amérique

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