"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
About the Author
Geoffrey Plank is Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati and author of Rebellion and Savagery: The Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the British Empire, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.