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A great and noble scheme : the tragic story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland

Author: John Mack Faragher
Publisher: New York : W.W Norton & Company, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"On September 4, 1755, The Pennsylvania Gazette printed a dispatch from the maritime province of Nova Scotia: "We are now upon a great and noble Scheme of sending the neutral French out of this Province, who have always been secret Enemies, and have encouraged our Savages to cut our Throats. If we effect their Expulsion, it will be one of the greatest Things that ever the English did in America; for by all Accounts,  Read more...
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Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Mack Faragher
ISBN: 0393051358 9780393051353 0393328279 9780393328271
OCLC Number: 55730272
Description: xx, 562 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: L'ordre de bon-temps : the French arrival in l'Acadie, 1604-1616 --
Seigneurs et roturiers : the birth of the Acadian people, 1614-1688 --
Cunning is better than force : life in the borderland, 1671-1696 --
Nos amis les ennemis : the English conquest, 1696-1710 --
The meadows of l'Acadie : imperial designs and Acadian desires, 1710-1718 --
"To gett them over by degrees" : controversy over the oath, 1718-1730 --
The French neutrals : years of Acadian prosperity, 1730-1739 --
Plac'd between two fires : Paul Mascarene and Imperial War, 1739-1747 --
Discord and desolation : the British buildup, 1748-1753 --
By fire and sword : the siege of Beauséjour, December 1753-July 1755 --
Driven out of the country : the decision to remove the Acadians, June-July 1755 --
Gone, all gone: the expulsion, August-December 1755 --
Removed to a strange land : the exiles, 1755-1758 --
Chasse à mort! : the refugees, 1756-1760 --
The rays of the morning : end of the removal era, 1760-1785 --
Le grand dérangement : memory and history.
Responsibility: John Mack Faragher.
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"Delves deeply and with rueful wisdom into a terrible crime perpetrated by European imperialists and American colonists."

 
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