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A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

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  • Seller:~SunflowerBooks~
  • Sales Rank:629,767
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1ST
  • Pages:544
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.1
  • Dimensions (in):1.7 x 6.3 x 9.1
  • Publication Date:February 17, 2005
  • ISBN:0393051358
  • EAN:9780393051353
  • ASIN:0393051358
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Synopsis

John Mack Faragher draws on original research to weave 150 years of history into a gripping narrative of both the civilization of Acadia and the British plot to destroy it.

In 1755, New England troops embarked on a "great and noble scheme" to expel 18,000 French-speaking Acadians ("the neutral French") from Nova Scotia, killing thousands, separating innumerable families, and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. The right of neutrality; to live in peace from the imperial wars waged between France and England; had been one of the founding values of Acadia; its settlers traded and intermarried freely with native Mikmaq Indians and English Protestants alike. But the Acadians' refusal to swear unconditional allegiance to the British Crown in the mid-eighteenth century gave New Englanders, who had long coveted Nova Scotia's fertile farmland, pretense enough to launch a campaign of ethnic cleansing on a massive scale.

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