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Jobb, Dean W.

The Cajuns: A People's Story of Exile and Triumph

Jobb, Dean W. - The Cajuns: A People's Story of Exile and Triumph, ebook

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One of the darkest events in Canadian history is replete with the drama of war, politics and untold human suffering. Starting in 1755, 10,000 people of French ancestry were expelled from their homes along Canada's east coast by a tyrannical British governor with the complicity of American sympathizers. While some Acadians returned home to try to evade capture and forge a living, others made their way to the Spanish colony of Louisiana, where they farmed and fished and began the vibrant "Cajun" culture that is renowned around the world.

Award-winning author Dean Jobb has written a dramatic and compelling account of "Le grand derangement" -- the event that was immortalized in Longfellow's famous poem "Evangeline." Jobb brings a cast of characters to life so vividly that the reader is immediately captured by their stories. The richness of detail is remarkable. The quality of writing is cinematic.  

The year 2005 marks the 250th anniversary of the expulsion. This book is a bridge across the centuries for the descendants of a founding people of this nation, whose courage and resourcefulness still resonate in modern-day Acadie.

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780470739617
Printed ISBN
9780470836101

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