The life of Franco-American Tom Plant represents a group of "lost Francos" who came to the United States prior to the great migrations of 1870-1920. His experience differed from that of the archetypical French-Canadians who found work in a textile mill and settled into one of New England's many petits Canadas. Plant's life adds another facet to a story much richer and more complex than most scholars of Franco-American have documented.
Rodrigue, Barry H.. "Cultural Trigonometry of Franco-American Stereotypes." Maine History 34, 1 (1994): 40-57. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mainehistoryjournal/vol34/iss1/4