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Local history, Restaurants and Diners, Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Immigrant Communities, Refugees, Refugee Resettlement, Hotels, Hospitality


Human Ecology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations


The magazine about the really important people of Maine. Maine’s New and Old Ethnic Groups — First of Two Parts. Kansath Pon is now a Mainer. She takes her place in the ethnic mix begun when Yankees first settled on Wabanaki land.

  • 3 Nineteen Pine Street Contributors and notes about this issue.
  • 5 Maine Journal A new feature this issue. Who commutes? Most Mainers. Plus a barbershop view of the economy. And BIW expansion.
  • 7 Yankees and Other Ethnics Ethnic gounps in Maine-including Yankees-are not part of a homogenious “melting pot,” argues sociologist Peter Rose. They are distinct contributors to an identifiable American stew.
  • 8 Finnish and Yankee Doodles Where do you find the Finnish in Maine but in the sauna? Salt goes to a South Paris sauna, then to the homes of Finns, who are as stubborn as their neighbors, the Yankee Doodles.
  • 26 The First Days: Starting New in Maine Two Cambodian families land at Portland airport for their first days in Maine. The contrasts between their lives as refugees and their new lives in a land of plenty are extraordinary.
  • 33 A Family Initiation “It is like a dream. Is it real?” First experiences of Cambodian refugees as interpreted by Tonee Harbert’s camera.
  • 47 Bridge Generation Coming from Ireland, Afghanistan, Rumania, Austria, Italy, they are the bridge generation. Their lives connect to two coutries and home may always be two places.
  • 60 Guide to Maine Eating If you want to eat where the locals eat, this is where you’ll find them — where prices are right and the talk is familiar.
  • 62 Guide to Maine Inns Innkeeping is an art and good inkeepers are a special breed. Here is Salt’s guide to Maine’s historic inns.


Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies


Portland, Maine



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