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Tue July 10, 2012
Vivre La Difference! Franco-Americans' Deep Roots in the Granite State
We explore the history of French Canadians in the Granite State with Franco-American scholar Robert Perreault. Arguably no other culture has had a greater influence on New Hampshire than Franco-Americans. We'll look at why they came, where they settled, and the idea of "La Survivance," which kept their culture alive and well in such cities as Manchester, Nashua, and Berlin.
Guest: Robert Perreault, writer and historian and French teacher at Saint Anselm College. He is the author of Franco-American Life & Culture in Manchester, New Hampshire, Vivre La Difference.
Perreault is giving a talk about the Amoskeag textile worker this evening in Wakefield, part of the New Hampshire Humanities Council's "Humanities to Go!" series.