THE FINNS OF NEWPORT: Finnish Immigrant History in Newport, New Hampshire

THE FINNS OF NEWPORT: Finnish Immigrant History in Newport, New Hampshire

Kerrin McTernan and Patrick Driscoll, Keene State College, “THE FINNS OF NEWPORT: Finnish Immigrant History in Newport, New Hampshire.”  “As you navigate through this website you will find yourself immersed in what is, as far as we know at this time, the first-ever digitally documented history of Finnish immigrants in New Hampshire, and specifically in Newport, the small town in Sullivan County…” 

Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire

Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire

Uprooted is a 30-minute documentary based on interviews collected during the New Hampshire Humanities Fences & Neighbors initiative on immigration. Sara Withers organized and conducted nearly 40 oral history interviews that served as the basis for the documentary. It tells the story of five refugees who escaped from war-torn countries to resettle in New Hampshire. The film explores what it means to be a refugee and how it feels to make a new life in a strange place, often without English language skills, family, a job, or community contacts.” 

Immigration to Manchester, New Hampshire: History, Trends, and Implications

Immigration to Manchester, New Hampshire: History, Trends, and Implications

Sally K. Ward, Justin R. Young, and Curt Grimm, “Immigration to Manchester, New Hampshire: History, Trends, and Implications,” Carsey Institute, Spring 2014. “Immigration has been an important part of American history as well as that of New Hampshire and Manchester… In 2010, approximately 12 percent or around 13,000 of Manchester residents were immigrants.” 

American Immigration Council, “Immigrants in New Hampshire Fact Sheet,” October 2017.

American Immigration Council, “Immigrants in New Hampshire Fact Sheet,” October 2017.

“New Hampshire has a small but growing immigrant community. While only 6 percent of the state’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents make up a vital, educated share of New Hampshire’s labor force. For example, 44 percent of immigrants in New Hampshire possess a college degree or higher, while 90 percent report speaking English well.” 

The Contributions of New Americans in New Hampshire

The Contributions of New Americans in New Hampshire

New American Economy Report, “The Contributions of New Americans in New Hampshire,” 2016.  In New Hampshire, the recent increase in immigrant residents has helped the state to stave off the sort of population decline—or sluggish growth—that has recently hurt other nearby states… Between 2010 and 2014, the number of immigrants living in New Hampshire grew by 10.5%… Tod, New Hampshire is home to more than 78,000 foreign-born residents.” 

New Hampshire’s Immigration Story: The History of Immigration in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s Immigration Story: The History of Immigration in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Public Radio, “New Hampshire’s Immigration Story: The History of Immigration in New Hampshire,” November 2011. “We’re looking at the history of immigration as a part of NHPR’s year-long series on New Hampshire’s Immigration Story. In the early days, it was French Canadians and Irish who arrived, at the turn of the last century Greeks and Eastern Europeans and today, new arrivals from Brazil, to Burundi to Bhutan. We’re looking at who came, why they came and the little known stories around our immigration history.”