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Community-Building in Uncertain Times : The French-Canadians of Burlington and ColchesterAuthor: Beattie, BetsyDate: 1989Language : enFind in a library: 1773222Article characterizing the social and economic conditions surrounding Vermont's fluid French Canadian immigrant populations in Burlington and Colchester at the outset of 1850, and the ensuing decade's historical significance in the process of immigrant community definition. The difficult foundation of French Canadian national cultural institutions - school, church, and social organization - in these towns in the 1850s; and the impact of these advancements on community growth and French Canadian identity (cultural, religious, linguistic) among ethnic groups in the region. Discussion of the relevance of Burlington's early lumber and manufacturing industries - before the American Civil War - to the local immigrant workforce.
Migrants and Millworkers : The French Canadian Population of Burlington and Colchester, 1860-1870Author: Beattie, BetsyDate: 1992-sprLanguage : enFind in a library: 1773222Article describing the growth of the French Canadian population in Vermont around the time of the American Civil War, and the differences of Canadian immigrant labor, property ownership, and political activity in select Vermont cities, as well as between those of other New England textile centers of the same time period. Steady growth of unskilled laborers and relative decline of economic conditions among Vermont's growing French Canadian population between 1850 and 1870. Separate social, economic, and political developments of Burlington, Winooski Falls, and greater Colchester that can be traced to Burlington's incorporation in the 1860s. Research on variances in property ownership among French Canadian immigrants in these locations, as well as their rates of naturalization, English fluency, and relevant voting laws. Includes tables with figures on occupational status, childbirths, and youth labor. Subtitled, "The high level of political activity of Colchester's French Canadians contrasted sharply to that of Burlington émigrés."