Franco-American Life & Culture in Manchester, New Hampshire: Vivre la Différence

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A strong sense of unity and tradition frames a fascinating history of Manchester, New Hampshire's Franco-American community. Author Robert B. Perreault presents this story through compelling vignettes, including the triumphant success of photographer Ulric Bourgeois, the undeniable conflict between the French and Irish immigrants and a colorful profile of book collector and author Adelard Lambert. Featuring vintage images from Perreault's private collection, this work is a stunning visual narrative of the French-Canadian contributions to local culture.
ISBN: 9781596298972
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Images: 53
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Since 1973, Manchester native Robert B. Perreault has worked in various capacities―research assistant, librarian-archivist, freelance writer, public speaker, historical tour guide and photographer―all to promote his hometown's history as well as New England Franco-American culture. He holds a master's degree in French with specialization in New England Franco-American Studies from Rhode Island College (1981) and is a member of the first graduating class in Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Nonfiction program (2008). In 1994, the Manchester Historic Association presented him with its Historic Preservation Award for his “Dedication and Commitment to the Preservation of Historic Resources in the City of Manchester, New Hampshire.”
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