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"A magnificent synthesis. . . . This is a work that must be read not only for its Acadian history but also for its prefiguration of contemporary forms of totalitarianism."—Journal of American History
"A story that resonates down to our own day."—Toronto Star
"An evocative and compelling book."—Ian K. Steele, author of Warpaths: Invasions of North America, 1513-1765
"A compelling book, and it thoroughly traces the fates of the Acadians and Mi'kmaq who were caught between contentious British and French empires."—The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
"Ultimately, the story of Nova Scotia's violent integration into the British system offers a case study in the limits of voluntarism in the ramshackle empire that preceded the Seven Years' War."—William and Mary Quarterly
"Well-written. . . . A good introduction to a very compelling and complex story."—Journal of Military History
When Acadia was still part of the French Empire and Annapolis Royal was still known by its original name "Port Royal," my ancestors left France to settle in the new world. Read morePublished on November 24, 2005 by Possum-Bread
Haven't been able to really get into it because the print is so tiny and compacted. The writing is difficult to read. It seems to be biased favoring the English side.Published on September 10, 2005 by C. Chitta