Great And Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story Of The Expulsion Of The French Acadians From by John Mack FaragherGreat And Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story Of The Expulsion Of The French Acadians From by John Mack Faragher

Great And Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story Of The Expulsion Of The French Acadians From

byJohn Mack Faragher

Paperback | January 31, 2006

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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 Mìkmaq 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.
John Mack Faragher is the Howard R. Lamar Professor Emeritus of History and American Studies at Yale. He is the author of many books on American history, including a biography of Daniel Boone that received a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
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Title:Great And Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story Of The Expulsion Of The French Acadians FromFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 8.2 × 5.48 × 1.45 inPublished:January 31, 2006Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393328279

ISBN - 13:9780393328271

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"Delves deeply and with rueful wisdom into a terrible crime perpetrated by European imperialists and American colonists."