MSS-051-Silent Presence: The French in New England-Pt 1

Maple Stars and Stripes fleur-de-lis logoFrench-Canadians are one of the largest immigrant groups to New England, yet, according to today’s guest, they remain relatively silent. Jeanne Douillard has made it her mission to explore the reasons for this.

Today Jeanne fills in the historical background of the two largest French groups to settle in North America, the Canadiens and the Acadiens. In her next episode, she’ll tie it into the silent presence of the French in New England.

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