Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History
L'histoire d'un Peuple
by Phil Comeau, Warren A. Perrin, and Mary Broussard Perrin
Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History is an international collection of articles from 50 authors, which chronicles the historical and contemporary realities of the Acadian and Cajun people worldwide. In 1605, French colonists settled Acadie (today Nova Scotia, Canada) and for the next 150 years developed a strong and unique Acadian culture. In 1755, the British conducted forced deportations of the Acadians rendering thousands homeless, and for the next 60 years these exiles migrated to seaports along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, eventually settling in new lands. This tragic upheaval did not succeed in extinguishing the Acadians, but instead planted the seeds of many new Acadies, where today their fascinating culture still thrives.
This collection includes 65 articles on the Acadians and Cajuns living today in the American states of Louisiana, Texas and Maine, in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec, and in the French regions of Poitou, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, and St-Pierre et Miquelon. This book takes an international perspective and provides the readers with new insights on the past, present, and future of the Acadian descendants from all the Acadies of the world.
Softcover, 528 pp., ©2014 Andrepont Publishing