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"A contribution of the highest order to a hitherto grossly neglected field of American history. It will undoubtedly remain the definitive study of the Acadians for many years to come." -- Journal of American Studies
"Brasseaux's book ensures that the story of [the Acadians'] migration will endure in terms more historically accurate than Longfellow's but with a panache Longfellow would appreciate." -- Journal of Ethnic History
A native of Acadiana, Carl A. Brasseaux is the author of more than thirty books on French North America. In June 2010, he retired as director of the Center for Louisiana Studies, director of the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, director of the Press, professor of history, and managing editor of Louisiana History -- all at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Excellent book, well written and comprehensive. Brasseaux has great insight and a wealth of historical data to share with his readers and does so in a manner that allows full... Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by P.R.
Great book! Somewhat academic, but a very interesting and informative work on the Acadians.Published on May 17, 2002