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The French Canadians of Michigan

Their Contribution to the Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914

Jean Lamarre

Publication Year: 2003

Most information regarding the French Canadians in Michigan concerns those who settled during the French period. However, another significant migration occurred during the industrial period of the nineteenth century, when many French Canadians settled in the Saginaw Valley and on the Keweenaw Peninsula—two regions characteristic of Michigan’s economic development in the nineteenth century. The lumber industry of the Saginaw Valley and the copper mines of the Keweenaw Peninsula provided very different challenges to French Canadian settlers as they tried to find ways to adapt to changing environments and industrial realities. The French Canadians of Michigan looks at the factors behind the French Canadian immigration by providing a statistical profile of the migratory movement as well as analysis of the strategies used by French Canadians to cope with and adapt to new environments. Using federal manuscript censuses, parochial archives, and government reports, Jean Lamarre closely examines who the immigrants were, the causes of their migration, their social and geographical itinerary, and the reasons they chose Michigan as their destination. Besides comparing the different settlements in the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, Lamarre also compares the Michigan French Canadians to the French Canadians who settled in New England during the same period. This book is a major contribution to the study of the French Canadian migration to the Midwest and will be valuable to researchers of both Michigan and French Canadian history.

Published by: Wayne State University Press

Cover

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pp. 1-2

Frontmatter

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pp. 3-4

Title

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p. 5-5

Copyright

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p. 6-6

Contents

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pp. v-8

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-10

A number of people assisted me in the preparation of this study. I must first thank Bruno Ramirez of the University of Montréal, my Ph.D. director and friend, who helped me find the ...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xii

Thus J. B. A, Ferland, the principal of Nicolet College, described the economic situation prevailing in Quebec in the midnineteenth century. He was responding to a questionnaire ...

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Chapter 1: Quebec in the Nineteenth Century

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pp. 1-27

It was in these highly prescient terms that Alexis de Tocqueville, on a journey to the Saginaw Valley in 1831, foresaw the future development of the region, l He saw correctly. In the half-century ...

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Chapter 2: The Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914

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pp. 29-74

It was in these highly prescient terms that Alexis de Tocqueville, on a journey to the Saginaw Valley in 1831, foresaw the future ...

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Chapter 3: French Canadian Migration to the Saginaw Valley, 1840-1900

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pp. 75-115

The French Canadians made major contributions to each phase in the development of the Saginaw Valley. Among the regions where it was possible for them to emigrate, they rapidly identified the ...

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Chapter 4: French Canadian Migration to the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914

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pp. 117-152

French Canadians participated in the successive phases of development of the Keweenaw Peninsula, just as they did in the Saginaw Valley, It is remarkable, however, that they should be ...

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Conclusion

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pp. 153-160

The French Canadians made a significant contribution to the socioeconomic development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula- From the early period of colonization to the ...

Notes

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pp. 161-185

Bibliography

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pp. 187-202

Index

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pp. 203-209


E-ISBN-13: 9780814339978
Print-ISBN-13: 9780814331583

Page Count: 232
Illustrations: 2
Publication Year: 2003

Series Title: Great Lakes Books Series