David Massell

Commentator

David Massell teaches U.S. and Canadian history and directs the Canadian Studies Program at the University of Vermont.

Canada’s in our DNA, literally.

Canadians, blue collar and white, have always been drawn south to the United States by economic opportunity. Between 1840 and 1930, nearly one million French Canadians migrated to New England’s mill towns; and knowledge workers like physicians, engineers and entertainers, drifted south thereafter.