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The Acadian diaspora : an eighteenth-century history, Christopher Hodson

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The Acadian diaspora : an eighteenth-century history
Title
The Acadian diaspora
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an eighteenth-century history
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Christopher Hodson
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eng
Summary
The Acadian Diaspora tells their extraordinary story in full for the first time, illuminating a long-forgotten world of imperial desperation, experimental colonies, and naked brutality. Using documents culled from archives in France, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, Christopher Hodson reconstructs the lives of Acadian exiles as they traversed oceans and continents, pushed along by empires eager to populate new frontiers with inexpensive, pliable white farmers. Hodson's compelling narrative situates the Acadian diaspora within the dramatic geopolitical changes triggered by the Seven Years' War. Faced with redrawn boundaries and staggering national debts, imperial architects across Europe used the Acadians to realize radical plans: tropical settlements without slaves, expeditions to the unknown southern continent, and, perhaps strangest of all, agricultural colonies within old regime France itself. In response, Acadians embraced their status as human commodities, using intimidation and even violence to tailor their communities to the superheated Atlantic market for cheap, mobile labor --
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Hodson, Christopher
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illustrations
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in international history
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The Acadian diaspora : an eighteenth-century history, Christopher Hodson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Introduction : the worlds of the Acadian diaspora -- The expulsion -- The pariahs -- The tropics -- The unknown -- The homeland -- The conspiracy -- Conclusion : the ends of the Acadian diaspora
Control code
FIEb17455947
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780199739776
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)754518576
Label
The Acadian diaspora : an eighteenth-century history, Christopher Hodson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the worlds of the Acadian diaspora -- The expulsion -- The pariahs -- The tropics -- The unknown -- The homeland -- The conspiracy -- Conclusion : the ends of the Acadian diaspora
Control code
FIEb17455947
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780199739776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)754518576

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