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Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War

April 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Franco Americans, Acadians, and the Great War
A panel of historians will examine the Franco American experience of WWI and its impacts beyond.

Moderated by David Vermette, author of A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans, Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife

Friday, April 26
Crossland Hall
1:00-3:00 pm

Panel 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”

This event is supported the Jeannine Emond Lucey Franco American Program Fund, the Canadian American Center, the History Department, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and a grant from the Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Fund.