Acadian Redemption: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation
by Warren A. Perrin
Acadian Redemption, the first biography of an Acadian exile, defines the 18th century society of Acadia into which Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard was born in 1702. The book explains his early life events and militant struggles with the British who had, for years, wanted to lay claim to the Acadians' rich lands. The book discusses the repercussions of Beausoleil's life that resulted in the evolution of the Acadian culture into what is now called the Cajun culture. More than 50 vintage photographs, maps, and documents are included.
"...a nice little book and would make an excellent stocking stuffer for Broussard descendants ... definitely an interesting read." --Damon Veach, The Advocate Magazine
"...an interesting book on an Acadian freedom fighter who ...ultimately led his people from Acadia to ...Southwest Louisiana." --Judy Riffel, le Raconteur Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane
"...a fascinating and most unusual book... In at least two senses, Warren Perrin has changed history-into His Story." --Robert Bridges, Cajun Times
Named "Best History Book" of 2004 by the Louisiana Press Women's Association