Postcards from Acadie: Grand-Pre, Evangeline & The Acadian Identity by Barbara Le BlancPostcards from Acadie: Grand-Pre, Evangeline & The Acadian Identity by Barbara Le Blanc

Postcards from Acadie: Grand-Pre, Evangeline & The Acadian Identity

byBarbara Le Blanc

Paperback | June 1, 2003

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In Postcards from Acadie, Barbara Le Blanc explores the cultural and symbolic resonance of the Grand Pré National Historic site. Settled in the 1680s, Grand Pré was one of the loci for the Acadian deportation in 1755. From the settlement and deportation of the early Acadians, to the mass marketing of the Dominion Atlantic Railway and the federal reshaping as a National Historic site, Grand Pré has served "as a historical clue, a focal point, a catharsis, a catalyst, and a motivator, both for Acadians and for others." Excavating the political and cultural symbols that have shaped Grand Pré, Le Blanc explores the ways in which we negotiate personal and group identity. In Acadian endeavours to direct and control a sense of identity in a changing world, Grand Pré plays a significant role by serving as a place of heritage commemoration and celebration ? of past, present, and future.

Barbara Le Blanc has published numerous articles on Acadian culture in journals and anthologies. From 1988 to 1992, she was the director of Grand Pré National Historic site and from 1998 to 2001, was the president of the Société Promotion Grand Pré. She has also served as the president of the Fédération Acadienne de la Nouvelle-écosse ...
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Title:Postcards from Acadie: Grand-Pre, Evangeline & The Acadian IdentityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 2003Publisher:Gaspereau Press Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1894031695

ISBN - 13:9781894031691

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"With an engaging and easy-to-read style, Le Blanc excavates the political and cultural symbols that have shaped Grand-Pré and explores the ways in which we negotiate personal and group identity." Atlantic Books Today