Friday, April 19, 2019

David Vermette at Gulf of Maine

David Vermette will read from and discuss his book "A Distinct Alien Race" at Gulf of Maine Books on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 PM.
Mr. Vermette's book deals with the history of the textile industry in New England, and of the Franco Americans who worked in that industry. He uses Brunswick, Maine, as the historical example, and follows the routes of the Canadian French as they come to Brunswick to work. He gives us the histories of the Cabot and Verney mills, the Ku Klux Klan in Brunswick, the origins of the financing of the New England textile industries (slaves and opium...) and more -. The author's great great grandfather Joseph lived in Quebec, just south of Quebec City, and three of Joseph's sons came to Brunswick to work at the Cabot Mills, eventually living on Oak Street. David Vermette is a researcher, writer, and speaker on the history and identity of the descendants of French North America.
The event is free, and open to the public.


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