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


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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. 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393328271
  • ISBN-10: 0393328279
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: February 2006
  • Page Count: 562
  • Dimensions: 8.31 x 5.28 x 1.47 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.49 pounds


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