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Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War: The Legacies of WWI

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

| Free

This panel will examine Franco American experience during and after World War I.

Speakers

Patrick Lacroix, “Arduous Ascent: Ethnic Transition in the Northeastern United States, 1914-1924”

Mark Richard, “It is not necessary to be more American than the American himself”: French Speakers Fight the Great War Abroad and at Home

Elisa Sance, “‘The war has taught us the need of a more united people, speaking one language, thinking one tradition, and holding allegiance to one patriotism—America’: consequences of WWI on education in the Saint John River Valley”

Panel Moderator and Commentator

David Vermette, author of A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans

 

Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War is supported by the Jeannine Emond Lucey Franco American Program Fund, the Canadian American Center, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, the History Department, the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund.

Details

Date:
April 26
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Susan Pinette
Phone:
207-581-3791
Email:
spinette@maine.edu

Venue

Franco-American Centre
Crossland Hall
Orono, 04469 United States
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Phone:
207-581-3789