Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
American New England Studies
diphtheria epidemic, Biddeford, Maine, ANES
This thesis explores the devastating diphtheria epidemic that rocked the small Midcoast community and how Albert Tenney, through his weekly editorials, championed for the French immigrants and called attention to not only the shocking living conditions of the Cabot Mill‟s housing, but also convinced the Maine Board of Health that there was in fact an epidemic decimating the population. It is a story of passion, courage and partnership in acting upon what is right regardless of race, religion or nationality.
Almasi, Laura Mosqueda, "The Editor and Les Travailleurs: How Albert Tenney Championed the Rights of the French-Canadian Mill Workers During the 1886 Diphtheria Epidemic in Brunswick, Maine" (2017). All Theses & Dissertations. 302.