Rethinking New Acadia

Rethinking New Acadia

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Rethinking New Acadia: Recent Interpretations of the Acadians’ Dispersal and Arrival in Louisiana

Edited by Michael S. Martin

Rethinking New Acadia presents cutting edge research into and new ways of thinking about the dispersal of the Acadians and their arrival in southwestern Louisiana. This book is required reading for historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in understanding Le Grand Dérangement more deeply than ever before.

Essays include:

"The Expulsion of the Acadians in a Broader Context" by John Mack Faragher (Yale University)

"The Acadian Refugees in France" by Jean-François Mouhot (Les Courmettes, France)

"The Environmental Context: Bayou Teche as the Acadians Found It" by Shane Bernard (McIlhenny Company)

"The Initial Acadian Settlement: A New Look at its Location in the Attakapas" by Donald J. Arceneaux (independent scholar)

"Finding Nouvelle Acadie: Lost Colonies,Collective Memory, and the New Acadia Project" by Mark Rees (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

"Indians, Settlers, and Slaves on a Colonial Frontier: The Acadians among Other Peoples" by Daniel J. Usner (Vanderbilt University)

ISBN: 9781946160461
Softcover, 136 pp., © 2019