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Swedish Immigration to North America


Swedish Immigration to North America Dag Blanck, “Swedish Immigration to North America,” Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, 2009. From the article: “By 1910 the position of the Midwest as a place of residence for the Swedish immigrants and their children was still strong, but had weakened. Fifty-four percent of the Swedish immigrants and their children […]

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September 21, 2020


LITHUANIANS of Worcester, Massachusetts: A Socio-Historic Glimpse at Marriage Records


LITHUANIANS of Worcester, Massachusetts: A Socio-Historic Glimpse at Marriage Records Rev. William Wolkovich-Valkavicius, “LITHUANIANS of Worcester, Massachusetts: A Socio-Historic Glimpse at Marriage Records, 1910-1915 AND 1930-1934,” Lithuanian Quarterly Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 26, no. 2, Summer 1980. “The purpose of this paper is to inspect the assimilational experience of one such unpublicized minority, […]

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Brief History of the Swedes of Worcester


Brief History of the Swedes of Worcester Robert N. Beck, “Brief History of the Swedes of Worcester,” An Address before the Worcester Historical Society, October, 1958. Click here

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To Be an Homme de Famille in Petit-Canada


To Be an Homme de Famille in Petit-Canada Florence Mae Waldron, “To Be an Homme de Famille in Petit-Canada: Ethnicity and National Identity among New England’s Working-Class Migrant Men from Quebec, 1880-1920, ” The Historical Society 2008 Conference. From the paper: “Approximately one million French Canadians left Canada for the United States from the mid- […]

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, “Settlers and Immigrants.”


Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, “Settlers and Immigrants.” From the site: The story of the Blackstone Valley is the story of people at work. whether a Nipmuc warrior hunting along a pristine river, a Yankee craftsman inventing a new tool in his workshop, or a 12-year old girl from Quebec toiling at a loom, […]

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Understanding Refugees in Worcester, MA


Understanding Refugees in Worcester, MA Clark University, Clark Digital Commons and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, 2015. From the study: “Worcester, Massachusetts serves as the entry point to America for more refugees than any other municipality in Massachusetts, with more than 2,000 refugees settling there between 2007 and 2012. However, there has been a […]

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Coming to Worcester: The city’s immigrant population has shifted in the last decade


Coming to Worcester: The city’s immigrant population has shifted in the last decade Grant Welker, “Coming to Worcester: The city’s immigrant population has shifted in the last decade,” Worcester Business Journal, November 2018. From the article: “For a century starting in the 1870s, immigrants moving into Worcester almost exclusively came from Europe and North America. […]

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September 20, 2020


A never-ending journey: The life and times of Worcester’s undocumented immigrants​


A never-ending journey: The life and times of Worcester’s undocumented immigrants Gari De Ramos, “A never-ending journey: The life and times of Worcester’s undocumented immigrants,” Worcester Magazine, August 2019. From the article: “To profile the entire population of undocumented immigrants in Worcester is a near-impossible task because of the city’s diversity. Undocumented immigrants can be […]

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Foreign-Born Population of Worcester, MA – Assessing the Contributions of a Diverse Community


Foreign-Born Population of Worcester, MA – Assessing the Contributions of a Diverse Community Christina Citino and Molly Fenton, “Foreign-Born Population of Worcester, MA – Assessing the Contributions of a Diverse Community,” UMass Donahue Institute, September 2015.  From the report: “As with most New England mill towns, Worcester’s immigration history begins with successive waves of Europeans. […]

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ASIA Comes to Main Street and may Learn to Speak Spanish: Globalization in a Poor Neighborhood in Worcester


ASIA Comes to Main Street and may Learn to Speak Spanish: Globalization in a Poor Neighborhood in Worcester Kate Driscoll Derickson and Robert J.S. Ross, “ASIA Comes to Main Street and may Learn to Speak Spanish: Globalization in a Poor Neighborhood in Worcester,” Journal of World-Systems Research, Volume XIII, Number 2, 2008, 179-197.  From the […]

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