Illustrated History of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island

Georges Arsenault

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ISBN: 9781773660431

Illustrated History of the Acadians of Prince Edward Island

  Author:   Georges Arsenault    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

Written for the general reader, this book by Georges Arsenault provides an overview of the three hundred years of French and Acadian presence on Prince Edward Island. The author describes the first settlements established on the Island by France, the deportation of the Acadian inhabitants in 1758, and their resettlement on the Island. He also looks at the evolution of the economy, the role of the Catholic Church, French-language education, and the struggles to ensure a vibrant French culture in the Acadian communities throughout the Island.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781773660431
Item AC0177
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published onJune 25 2019
Language eng
Pages 120
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight205(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Georges Arsenault is an historian and ethnologist. He has published extensively in French on the Acadian history and culture of Prince Edward Island. Many of his works have been translated, including The Island Acadians, The Acadians of Summerside, Acadian Christmas Traditions, Acadian Traditions on Candlemas Day, and Acadian Mi-Carême ? Masks and Merrymaking. Since 2009, he has been writing a weekly column in La Voix Acadienne on images of the past.