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Virtual Valley Talks: Fears of Conspiracy: The Reception of French Canadian Immigrants
Author David Vermette will present “Fears of Conspiracy: The Reception of French Canadian Immigrants” exploring the experience of the Quebecois upon arriving in New England at the turn-of-the-century. Americans don’t think of Canada as a source of potential terrorists—speaking a foreign tongue, serving a foreign religion, and invading their country. But when nearly a million French-Canadians crossed the border between 1840 and 1930, many seeking work in New England’s burgeoning textile industry, elements in the press, clergy and public sector cast them as foot soldiers in an alleged Roman Catholic plot to subvert the New England states.

Mar 21, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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