The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn (Hardcover)

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Franco-Americans brought their proud cultural legacy to Lewiston-Auburn beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. As their population grew, religious leaders became community leaders, building an independent parish and a support system, as well as providing child care. The Sisters of Charity cared for the sick and orphaned and ran the first bilingual school in Maine. Franco-Americans grappled with their own questions of patriotism, identity and culture, assimilating as Americans while preserving both their French and French Canadian backgrounds. Authors Mary Rice-DeFosse and James Myall explore the challenges, accomplishments and enduring bonds of the Franco-Americans in Lewiston-Auburn.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540210098
ISBN-10: 154021009X
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: January 26th, 2015
Pages: 178
Language: English