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A Great and Noble Scheme - by John Mack Faragher (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 562

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Canada

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Book theme: Pre-Confederation (to 1867)

Author: John Mack Faragher

Language: English

Street Date: February 17, 2006
TCIN: 77475046
UPC: 9780393328271
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6513


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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