Links to Franco-American Cultural and Historical Facts

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The United States is connected to the Francophone world, as you might expect, through its foreign policy. But it is also connected from the inside, through resident speakers of French, French Patois, French Creole and Cajun French.  Equally important are the connections through those who claim heritage with geographic areas in the French-speaking world (French Métis, French Huguenots, exiled Acadians, French explorers, the coureurs des bois, French Canadian factory workers in New England, French Catholic missionaries, etc.), and through the rich history of the role of French speakers in the development of this country.   One of the many things our politically driven American history classes seem to gloss over is the historical and cultural roles, often the very presence of French speakers in the U.S., so I have collected about 125 links pertaining to those aspects on a national or regional level.  For state level aspects, you should consult the AATF's state advocacy pages, linked to:

Ideas for French Language & Culture Advocacy in the US
http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/advofr.shtml



400 Quebec 2008 (quadricentennial)
http://www.quebec400.qc.ca/

Acadian Archives University of Maine at Fort Kent
http://www.umfk.maine.edu/archives/main.htm

Acadian-Cajun Articles
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/articles.htm

Acadian Culture in Maine (Acadian Archives University of Maine at Fort Kent)
http://acim.umfk.maine.edu/

Acadian Deportation Ships
http://www.acadian-home.org/deportationships.html
 
Acadian Genealogy Homepage
http://www.acadian.org/

L'Aménagement linguistique - États-Unis d'Amérique
http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/amnord/usaacc.htm
 
American-Canadian Genealogical Society
http://www.acgs.org/

American-French Genealogical Society
http://www.afgs.org/jemeslsttc.html
 
L’Amérique par Nicolas de Fer, 1698 (carte)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/cartes/3_0_exp/05140306_f.html

An Analysis of the Assimilation of French-Canadian Language and Culture into
American Language and Culture: How French-Canadian Became Franco-American
and then Became Invisible.
http://francoamericanconnection.com/documents/Roy-thesis.pdf

Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz. The History of Louisiana/L'Histoire de la Louisiane (1758)
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~gsayre/LPDP.html

Bibliography:  Colonial Wars: The French in America (US Army)
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/reference/colon/frcol.htm
 
Canada, French Canadians and Franco-Americans in the Civil War Era
(1861-1865)
http://www2.marianopolis.edu/quebechistory/frncdns/studies/dcb/default.htm
 
Canadian-American Center: A National Resource Center on Canada at the University of Maine
http://www.umaine.edu/canam/default.htm

The Cartographic Creation of New England - Index of Images
http://www.usm.maine.edu/~maps/exhibit2/images.htm
 
"Carte de l’Amerique Septentrionale Depuis 28 Degré de Latitude jusqu’au 72." 1755"
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/lewis_clark/exploring/ch2-15.html

Carte de la Louisiane. Le Page du Pratz, Histoire de la Louisiane (1757)
http://www.common-place.org/vol-05/no-04/sayre/images/la-big.jpg

Carte de la rivière des Pascagoula où l'on voit la situation des isles, lacs et terrains des habitans, 1732
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b67002996

Carte historique de 1755
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/francais/maps/historical/preconfederation/newfrance1740/78.gif/image_view

Category:French Americans (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:French_Americans

Coureur des bois (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coureur_des_bois

Coureur des bois (Wikipédia)
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coureur_des_bois

"The Eldorado to the South": French-Canadians in the U.S.
http://www.duke.edu/~mahealey/quebec_south.htm

Les Explorateurs de la Nouvelle France
http://www.mvnf.civilisations.ca/vmnf/explor/explcd_f.html
 
European Explorers in the Mississippi Valley
http://www.uark.edu/depts/contact/explorers.html

Experiences of the French Huguenots in America - The King's Refugees
http://pages.prodigy.net/royjnagy/ressegui.htm

La Déportation des Acadiens
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9portation_des_Acadiens

The Foreign Born from Canada in the United States
http://www.migrationinformation.org/USfocus/display.cfm?ID=244
 
France en Amérique
http://gallica.bnf.fr/FranceAmerique/
 
France in America
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/fiahtml/fiahome.html

France in the New World 1524-1778
http://www.ambafrance-us.org/franceus/history/histo1.asp

THE FRANCO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE DURING - THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
http://members.aol.com/spursfan50/davidallen/title.htm

Franco-American Alliance of  1778-1800
http://xenophongroup.com/mcjoynt/alliance.htm
 
Franco-American Centre
http://www.francoamerican.org/

Franco American Club (Westford, Mass)
http://www.homestead.com/francoclub/index.html

Franco-American Collection (Lewiston, Maine)
http://www.usm.maine.edu/lac/franco/
 
The Franco-American Connection
http://www.francoamericanconnection.com/
 
The Franco-American Connection (@happyOnes.com)
http://www.happyones.com/franco-american/
 
The Franco-American Connection Blog
http://francoamericanconnection.blogspot.com/
 
Franco-American Diplomacy (1778 - 1843) - Avalon Project
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/france/frtreaty.htm

Franco-American Film-Makers
http://www.happyones.com/franco-american/fa-filmmakers/
 
Franco-American Heritage Center (Lewiston, Maine)
http://www.francoamericanheritage.org/

Franco-American History
http://www2.marianopolis.edu/quebechistory/frncdns/default.htm
 
Franco-American Life and Culture:  A Selected Bibliography [HS]
http://www.keene.edu/library/extras/franco.cfm
 
Franco-American Terms
http://members.tripod.com/~Scott_Michaud/Franco-terms.html
 
Franco-American views
http://francoamericanviews.blogspot.com/

Franco-American Women's Institute
http://www.fawi.net/

Franco-American Writers-Composers
http://www.francoamericanconnection.com/fa-writers/
 
Franco-Americans
http://academics.keene.edu/library/francoam.htm
 
Franco-Americans  (Canadian Encyclopedia)
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0003023
 
Les Franco-Americains de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, 1776--1930
http://www.utpjournals.com/product/chr/721/angleterre6.html
 
Franco-Americans of New England - Dreams and Realities
http://www.mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=1767
 
Franco-Americans We Remember
http://www.nhptv.org/product/specials/franco.htm
 
La Francophonie aux Etats-Unis: Entre mythes et réalités
http://fig-st-die.education.fr/actes/actes_2006/breton/resume.htm
 
The French-American Centre in New Hampshire
http:// www.francoamericancentrenh.com/

French-American Cultural Exchange
http://www.facecouncil.org/

French-American Foundation (New York)
http://www.frenchamerican.org/

French-American Foundation (Paris)
http://www.french-american.org/srt/extra/home

French-Americans in the Civil War
http://www.civilwarhome.com/french.htm

French Louisiana (1682-1803)
http://www.louisiana.culture.fr/en/jds/jds_nat_tab_ant.html

FRENCH-CANADIAN AMERICANS
http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Du-Ha/French-Canadian-Americans.html

French Canadian Genealogy Research
http://www.happyones.com/genealogy/research.html
 
French Canadian Emigration to the United States, 1840-1930
http://www2.marianopolis.edu/quebechistory/readings/leaving.htm
 
French Canadian Voyageurs
http://www.genealogyforum.org/resources/canada/frenchcanadianvoyageurs.html
 
French-Canadians in New-England (New York Times, 1892)
http://members.tripod.com/~Scott_Michaud/Franco-editorial.html

French Canadians in the 1842 Oregon Census
http://www.peak.org/~mransom/frcan1842.html

French Canadians in the United States
http://www2.marianopolis.edu/quebechistory/ frncdns/docs/kalijarv.pdf
 
The French-Chickasaw War of 1736
http://www.chickasaw.net/heritage/250_1625.htm

French colonization of the Americas (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_colonization_of_the_Americas

French Exploration of America
http://www.chroniclesofamerica.com/french_exploration.htm

French Explorers and Settlers Around the Mississippi
http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000220.shtml
 
French Forts in America
http://www.mlrmag.com/pubaddnl/TonyG/french.htm
 
French Heritage DNA Project
http://www.frenchdna.org/

French Heritage Society
http://www.frenchheritagesociety.org/
 
The French in America (Euro-Americans.net)
http://www.euroamericans.net/french.htm
 
French in the United States (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_in_the_United_States
 
French in the United States
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/encyclopedia/F/Fr/French_in_the_United_States.htm

The Fur Trade and Historical Archaeology: A Bibliography
http://www.digitalpresence.com/histarch/furtrade.html

Le "Grand Dérangement"
http://www.cyberacadie.com/acadie_le_grand_derangement.htm

Haitian immigration (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haitian_immigration
 
Histoire de la Louisiane française
http://j.pazzoni.free.fr/index.htm

Histoire des Acadiens
http://www.cyberacadie.com/acadhist.htm
 
Historic Diaries of Marquette and Joliet
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/diary/cat_marquette_and_joliet.asp

History of Louisisana by Le Page du Pratz (Project Gutenberg)
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9153

How Dixieland got its name and other French influence facts in the United States
http://www.geocities.com/old_time_time/dixieland.htm

The Huguenot Society of America
http://www.huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/

The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin In the Colony of Virginia
http://manakin.addr.com/

Immigrants and War: French Canadians in the Civil War Era
http://cliopolitical.blogspot.com/2005/06/immigrants-and-war-french-canadians-in_22.html

Jacques Ferland, "Canadiens, Acadiens, and Canada: Knowledge and Ethnicity in Labour History"
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/llt/50/ferland.html
 
LA HARPE, JEAN BAPTISTE BÉNARD DE (1683-1765)
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/LL/fla1.html

Bénard de La Harpe, Journal du voyage de la Louisiane fait par e sr Bernard de la Harpe...
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k109476k

List of French Americans (Answers.com)
http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-french-americans
 
List of 18th Century/French-Indian Groups and Forts
http://www.living-history.net/CR1750GROUPS.HTM
 
La Louisiane Française (1682-1803)
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/celebrations/louisiane/fr/jds/jds_nat_tab_zoo.html

Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society
http://www.avcnet.org/begin/

Maine's FRENCH Communities - le fait FRANÇAIS au Maine
http://www.francomaine.org/

Mapping the French Empire in North America
http://www.newberry.org/smith/exhibits/fe/fe4.html

Maps of New England (historic, many French)
http://www.raremaps.com/cgi-bin/map-archive.cgi?America+New-England
 
Memoir of a French Visitor (du Pratz, History of Lousiana)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=2372

METIS CULTURE 1670-1678
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/dgarneau/metis3.htm

Métis in the USA
http://www.othermetis.net/USmetis/USfront.html

The Migration and Settlement of Franco-Americans in New England: “Survivance” of the Crash
http://www.fawi.net/ezine/vol3no4/RaceCrashWTVL.html

The National Huguenot Society
http://www.huguenot.netnation.com/
 
North American French, by John P. DuLong
http://habitant.org/franco.htm
 
NOS PREMIERS ANCÊTRES EN AMÉRIQUE DU NORD
http://site.voila.fr/vincent.thibodeau/index.jhtml
 
La Nouvelle France
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/electric/
 
Nouvelle France (Wikipédia)
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouvelle-France
 
La Nouvelle-France en Amérique du Nord (carte)
http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/francophonie/Nlle-France-carte-amerik.htm

ORIGINS/ORIGINES - Index of the cities, towns, villages and hamlets of our European ancestors of New France
http://users.adelphia.net/~frenchcx/origins1.htm
 
The Other Métis
http://www.othermetis.net/
 
Paul Mercusot auteur "country"
http://www.paul-mercusot.com/

People, Races, Ethnicity in the U.S. French Americans Part 1
http://www.trivia-library.com/b/people-races-ethnicity-in-the-u-s-french-americans-part-1.htm
 
People, Races, Ethnicity in the U.S. French Americans Part 2
http://www.trivia-library.com/b/people-races-ethnicity-in-the-u-s-french-americans-part-2.htm
 
The Progress of French Discovery in North America
http://www.americanjourneys.org/maps/aj-122.pdf

Quebec diaspora (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_diaspora

I. Rochambeau and the French in America From Unpublished Documents Introductory
http://www.bartleby.com/238/100.html
 
La Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française (full text)
http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/

Site "Rivard" - Cartes de le Nouvelle France
http://rivards.iquebec.com/cartes/cartes_nouvelle_france/cartes_nouvelle_france.htm

Some thoughts on Migration
http://members.aol.com/djkboysrus/mig1.html
 
Studies in Franco-America (University of Southern Maine)
http://usm.maine.edu/lac/francoamericanstudies/

Tocqueville and Beaumont's Itinerary
http://www.tocqueville.org/chap4b.htm
 
Treaties of 1778  Between the United States and France (Avalon Project)
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/france/fr1778m.htm

UNCOVERING A FRANCO-AMERICAN PAST
http://members.aol.com/FAWIDIR/James.html

The University of Maine: Department of Franco American Studies
http://www.umaine.edu/francoamericanstudies/

US  Communities with Population of French-Canadian Ancestry over 10%
http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/French-Canadian.html

When French Settlers Were the Victims of Ethnic Cleansing in North America
http://hnn.us/articles/11204.html



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