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Riassunto: From the Author's Introduction
This is the story of one of the great crimes of history, a brutal act of genocide committed two and a half centuries ago.More than 10,000 men, women and children were removed from their homeland at gunpoint and sent into exile. They were stripped of the farms that ad nurtured and sustained their families for four generations. Their homes and most of their possessions were destroyed. Five thousand of these unfortunate people, maybe more, died of disease and deprivation or perished in shipwrecks...
The deportation was a deliberate attempt to destroy a people and wipe out a distinct culture. It failed. The Acadians were too tough and too resilient. Today, there are an estimated 3 million Acadian descendants worldwide... Thousands of deportees made their way to Louisiana, where "Acadian" was transmuted to "Cajun," and the new surroundings forged a distinct culture although true to its northern roots. More than half-a-million Americans, most of them in Louisiana and eastern Texas, are descendants of those refugees...
The people survived against incredible odds. They preserved a vibrant culture, a zest for life, and a deep respect for their heritage. This is a story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of cruelty and unimaginable hardship.
From the Inside Flap: One of the darkest events in North American history is replete with the drama of war, politics and untold human suffering. Beginning in 1755, 10,000 people of French ancestry were expelled from their homes along Canada's east coast by a tyrannical British governor who acted with the complicity of American sympathizers. The feeble and the ill, infants and the elderly, were herded onto leaky vessels to be taken to points south along the eastern seabord of the Colonies. Some ships were denied landing and sailed farther south to the Caribbean with their cargo. Some Acadians were sent to England and imprisoned; a few made their way to France. The suffering of the innocents was widespread.
While a few Acadians returned home to try to evade capture and forge a living, others made their way to the Spanish colony of Louisiana, where the word "Acadian" was transmuted into "Cajun." The Cajuns farmed and fished, built schools and industries, and preserved a vibrant culture that is today renowned around the world. Many Americans of Cajun descent attend reunions and festivals to celebrate their heritage and their roots. The Cajuns: A People's Story of Exile and Triumph is the story of their ancestors who against all odds started anew in a new world.
The year 2005 marks the 250th anniversary of what is known as "Le grand derangement"--a term that does not do justice to the inhumanity, sickness and death, and humiliation endured by a people whose courage, resourcefulness and sense of community enabled them to survive and endure.
Titolo: The Cajuns: A People's Story of Exile and ...
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Descrizione libro John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Fine. First Edition. VF/VF/1st ed., 1st prntng. The true story of the Arcadian people's removal from the Canadian east coast starting in 1775. Book condiiton is pristine; square clean and tight; never read. Jacket is likewise; clean and with no nicks or tears, excellent color and price intact. Covered with a protective mylar sleeve. Not ex-library, not a remainder. 296 pages, First Edition, first printing. Notes on sources and further readings, index. History/Cajuns-Arcadians/LA. Codice libro della libreria 0021563
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