Sorry! This site requires JavaScript. Virtually nothing will work without it. Please enable it in your browser.

A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland

Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 09 Pages: 592 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. In 1755 the New England troops embarked on a great and noble scheme to expel 18.000 French-Speaking Acadians (the Neutral for French) from Nova Scotia Killing thousands. separating innumerable families. and driving many into forests where they waged a desperate guerrilla resistance. The right of neutrality; to live in peace from the imperial wars waged between France and England; had been one of the founding values ??of Acadia; its settlers traded and intermarried freely with native Mikmaq Indians and English Protestants alike. But the Acadians' refusal to swear unconditional allegiance to the itish Crown in the mid-eighteenth century gave New Englanders. who had long coveted Nova Scotia's fertile farmland. pretense enough to launch a campaign of ethnic cleansing on a massive scale. John Mack Faragher draws o...


Nova Scotia (716)


Canada (8,082)