Book-length study on French Canadian migrants and migration to Lowell, Massachusetts at the beginning of the 20th century. The role of family in cross-border human movement, and the impact of migration and its social, economic, and labor dimensions on men, women, and children migrants in an industrial New England city. A study of French Canadian migration as an important and distinct continental population movement; the "socially expansive space[s]" created by migrants uniquely across Canada/USA borders. Emphasis on gender dynamics - their responses to migration, labor, and the family in transition, with explorations of the individual experiences of women and men. Includes study of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century social and economic contexts of Québec and Lowell, in-depth consideration of migration realities, and exploration of settlement in the United States through the lens of the paid and unpaid work experiences of French Canadian women and men. Contains many demographic data tables; illustrated in black and white photograph.