By Christopher Hodson
The Acadian Diaspora tells their amazing tale in complete for the 1st time, illuminating a long-forgotten international of imperial desperation, experimental colonies, and bare brutality. utilizing records culled from data in France, nice Britain, Canada, and the us, Christopher Hodson reconstructs the lives of Acadian exiles as they traversed oceans and continents, driven alongside by way of empires wanting to populate new frontiers with reasonably cheap, pliable white farmers. Hodson's compelling narrative situates the Acadian diaspora in the dramatic geopolitical adjustments prompted via the Seven Years' conflict. confronted with redrawn limitations and awesome nationwide bills, imperial architects throughout Europe used the Acadians to achieve radical plans: tropical settlements with no slaves, expeditions to the unknown southern continent, and, probably strangest of all, agricultural colonies inside of outdated regime France itself. In reaction, Acadians embraced their prestige as human commodities, utilizing intimidation or even violence to tailor their groups to the superheated Atlantic marketplace for affordable, cellular labor.
Through vibrant, intimate tales of Acadian exiles and the various, transnational forged of characters that surrounded them, The Acadian Diaspora offers the eighteenth-century Atlantic international from a brand new attitude, demanding outdated assumptions approximately uprooted peoples and the very nature of early smooth empire.
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The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History (Oxford Studies in International History) by Christopher Hodson