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us: Franco-Americans


  • Here are entered works on people of French-Canadian birth or ancestry who are permanent residents of the United States, including naturalized citizens. Works on French-Canadian aliens, students, etc. living in the United States on a temporary basis are entered under [French-Canadians--United States.] Works on people of French birth or ancestry who are permanent residents of the United States, including naturalized citizens, are entered under [French Americans.]

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    • us: Franco-Americans--United States
    • us: Francos (Franco-Americans)
    • us: French-Canadian Americans
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Chartier, A.B. The Franco-Americans of New England, 1999: p. 1 (the term "Franco-Americans" is generally reserved for Americans of Québec or Acadian origin)
    • found: Delevingne, L. Franco-American viewpoints, c1988: p. 3 (Franco-Americans, or Francos, are immigrants from French-speaking Canada, or their descendants, and should be distinguished from immigrants from France)
    • found: Walker, D.B. Politics and ethnocentrism: the case of the Franco-Americans, 1961: introd. (although the terms Franco-American and French Canadian are interchangeable, the former is preferred by members of this group)
    • found: Brault, G.J. The French-Canadian heritage in New England, 1986: p. 2 (the term "Franco-Americans" caught on toward the end of the 1890s and gained wider acceptance in the 1920s) p. 4 (individuals born in France or of French parentage usually consider themselves ethnically distinct from Franco-Americans)
    • found: American immigrant cultures, c1997: p. 286 (under "French": although French-born immigrants in America are sometimes called "Franco Americans", the term esentially characterizes French Canadians; the term "French American" is more appropriately used for immigrants that came directly from France) p. 291 (under "French Canadian": the ethonym "Franco-American" appeared in the late 19th century and is still used to describe people of French Canadian birth or ancestry living in the United States)
    • found: Gale encyc. of multicultural America, 2000 (separate articles for "French Americans" and "French-Canadian Americans"; the latter uses the terms French-Canadian Americans" and "Franco-Americans" interchangeably)
    • found: Harvard encyc. of American ethnic groups, 1980 (separate articles for "French" and "French Canadians"; the latter uses the terms "French Canadian Americans" and "Franco-Americans" interchangeably; the term "Franco-Americans" first appeared among those of French Canadian descent at the end of the 19th century; "Franco-Americans" is sometimes also used as a broader term encompassing all Americans whose ancestry can be traced back to France, although there are significant differences among them in terms of culture, customs, and dialect)
    • found: Univ. of Maine Franco American Studies Program website, Oct. 25, 2004 (FAQ page: Franco Americans are people of Quebecois or Acadian descent living in the United States)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on people of French-Canadian birth or ancestry who are permanent residents of the United States, including naturalized citizens. Works on French-Canadian aliens, students, etc. living in the United States on a temporary basis are entered under [French-Canadians--United States.] Works on people of French birth or ancestry who are permanent residents of the United States, including naturalized citizens, are entered under [French Americans.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [French Americans; French-Canadians--United States]
  • Change Notes

    • 2007-11-09: new
    • 2007-12-21: revised
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