From Migrant to Acadian

By N.E.S. Griffiths,

Book cover of From Migrant to Acadian: A North American Border People, 1604-1755

Book description

A history of the emergence of the Acadian community.

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1 author picked From Migrant to Acadian as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book by Naomi Griffiths is excellent for anyone who wants to understand who the Acadians were (and still are)—and how they came to be considered a people distinct from French. The book is indispensable to grasp the basic characteristics of Acadians in the 17th and 18th centuries and the many challenges they faced. As Griffiths shows, the deportation did not destroy the Acadian community. In spite of a horrific death toll, nine years of proscription, and the forfeiture of property and political rights, the Acadians continued to be a cohesive community in Nova Scotia and other areas…

From A.J.B.'s list on Acadian Deportation.

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