Date(s) - 06/14/2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join our friends at the Hancock Town Library for a special French conversation with special guest David Vermette who will be speaking on “Another Border: The Reception of French-Canadians in New England.”
Two million New Englanders are of French-Canadian or Acadian descendants, and yet they remain among the region’s least known historic Communities. David Vermette’s talk will place these late 19th and early 20th century immigrants to the U.S. in a historical context that includes the early French presence in North America; the events after the Civil War that drew them to the region, particularly into the textile industry; and the little known story of the opposition and conspiracy mongering they faced when they arrived.
David Vermette is the author of the book: A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans. He is a researcher, writer, editor, and blogger whose work has appeared online in The Smithsonian and Time.
This program is free and open to all. Email [email protected] (put Another Border in the subject line) or call 603-525-4411 to register for the Zoom link.