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Title A distinct alien race : the untold story of Franco-Americans, industrialization, immigration, religious strife / David Vermette.
Imprint Montréal : Baraka Books, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (388 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 19, 2019).
Subject Franco-Americans -- Maine -- Brunswick -- History.
Franco-Americans -- New England -- History.
Cotton textile industry -- Maine -- Brunswick -- History.
Cotton textile industry -- New England -- History.
Maine -- Brunswick.
New England.
Genre History.
Contents Prologue: A sprint through 250 years of history -- Section one: From ships' captains to captains of industry. Head of the mercantile community of Boston -- A textile industry for New England -- Enter the Cabots -- Textiles in Brunswick -- the first half-century -- Section two: The other side of the cotton. Franco-Americans rescue King Cotton -- Franco-Americans come to Brunswick -- The case of the Cabot Mill -- A rich uncle from the States? -- Who were the immigrants? -- They came from L'Islet -- Section three: The reception of Franco-Americans. Franco-Americans and Americanism -- Fears of Franco-American conspiracy -- Eugenics and the alien in our midst -- A Klan for New England -- Section four: Tenacity and modernity. Textiles go south -- Drifting away from Little Canada in body and mind -- A distinct alien race no longer -- Franco-Americans and Québécois -- Epilogue: Back to the cemetery.