The French-Canadian Heritage in New England

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University Press of New England, 1986 - History - 282 pages
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"In this book, Gerard J. Brault offers an introduction to Franco- American culture, covering the group's history, ideology, language, and literature; architecture, art, folklore, and music; demography, education, politics, religion, and sociology." Back cover of book.

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Gerard J. Brault is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of French and Medieval Studies and Fellow Emeritus of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at The Pennsylvania State University. He began his research for this landmark edition in 1968 while a Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright-Hays Research Scholar in Strasbourg, France. In 1978, the year it appeared, this work was selected by Choice: The Journal of the Association of College and Research Librarians as an Outstanding Academic Book. In 1985, Professor Brault was elected International President of the Societe Rencesvals (pour l'etude des epopees romanes), the only American ever to serve in that office. The author of seven other books and more than a hundred articles, he is also internationally known for his research in medieval heraldry and in French-Canadian language and culture.

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