Category: Social Movements & Services, Civic & political activity, Americanization
Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.
Crime & Disaster Crime & Disaster A selection of photographs relating to crime & disaster in the Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Negative…
Crime & Disaster This was the fourth school fire in Portland in 1921 and was of unknown origin. It started in the library, which did not have a…
Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection A Brief History of the Portland Press Herald Guy Gannett with Senator Frederick Hale, Portland…
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.