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From migrant to Acadian : a North American border people, 1604-1755

Author: N E S Griffiths
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.
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"N.E.S. Griffiths uses the results of forty-five years of archival research in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy to place Acadian history in the context of contemporary North American and European events. She emphasizes Acadian relationships with the Mi'kmaq, showing they were of crucial importance in the development of Acadian identity, land-holding practices, settlement patterns,  Read more...
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Griffiths, N.E.S. (Naomi Elizabeth Saundaus), 1934-
From migrant to Acadian.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2006540296
(OCoLC)56011002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N E S Griffiths
ISBN: 9780773571860 0773571868
OCLC Number: 180773040
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 633 p.) : maps.
Contents: Exploration for settlement and trade --
"Acadie" or "Nova Scotia" --
The first Acadian community --
The establishment of a border colony --
Acadia : a colony of France --
Acadia : life in a border colony --
Acadian resilience --
The last years of French rule --
Conquest and reaction --
Utrecht and the policy of Acadian neutrality --
Accommodations --
British administration, Acadian settler --
Years of war, 1745-48 --
The splintered truce --
The final months of accommodation --
The decision to deport.
Responsibility: N.E.S. Griffiths.
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Despite their position between warring French and British empires, European settlers in the Maritimes eventually developed from a migrant community into a distinctive Acadian society. This book  Read more...

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