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


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


Documenting a Region: Maine in Words and Photographs. Maine’s Ethnic Groups: Part 2 — Franco-Irish-Swedish-Americans. Shanty Irish to lace curtain Irish. That’s what Skip Matson has seen. Still the Greenhorns come, from Galway and the troubled north.

  • 3 Nineteen Pine Street Contributors and notes about this issue.
  • 5 Maine Journal A Great Northern milltown gets rich quick, but the future looks threatening. More on illiteracy and Emily Kinney.
  • 7 Ethnic Groups of Maine Want to know how many Russians live in Maine? And here’s one for you. Blacks outnumbered Maine’s Native Americans two centuries ago. Facts about Maine’s ethnic groups.
  • 8 Sons and Daughters of Ireland From “shanty Irish” to “lace curtain Irish,” the sons and daughters of Ireland have made a place for themselves in Maine’s largest city. “Greenhorns” continue to flee from the crofts of western Ireland and the civil war of northern Ireland.
  • 22 Swedes of Aroostook In rural Aroostook County, a colony of Swedish farmers has raised potatoes and children for three generations. They are close knit and hard working. Much that is Swedish remains.
  • 35 A Russian Church Slavic immigrants to Richmond, Maine, observe the rituals of the Orthhodox church they established 35 years ago. A photographic essay by Kate Jeremiah.
  • 42 Lewiston: Off the Tourist Track to a Pretty Nice, Pretty French City Lewiston has been maligned as the “armpit of Maine.” But it’s not, says a loyal native. She takes you inside mills and homes and churches to show you Lewiston’s strength and its beauty.
  • 58 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.


Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies


Portland, Maine



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