"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
About the Author
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.