Jeanne Dugas of Acadia

Cassie Deveaux Cohoon

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ISBN: 9781897009710

Jeanne Dugas of Acadia

  Author:   Cassie Deveaux Cohoon    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

Born of Acadian parents at Louisbourg, Jeanne Dugas (1731-1817) and her husband Pierre Bois were among the founding families of the Acadian village of Chéticamp in 1785. Descended from one of the three most prominent families in Acadia, Jeanne Dugas and her family lived for more than thirty years under the threat of capture and deportation by the British militia and attacks by pirates and privateers.

In this historical fiction, we follow Jeanne Dugas’s trials and tribulations from Louisbourg to Grand Pré (NS), to Port Toulouse and Mira (Cape Breton), Île-Saint-Jean (PEI), Remshic (NS), Restigouche (NB) and back again – often more than once. Finally captured by the British militia, she and her family were imprisoned for three years on George’s Island, where three of her four children died. When released, they sought refuge on Île Madame (Cape Breton) and finally to the area now known as Chéticamp.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781897009710
Item CB0098
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published on June 12 2013
Language eng
Pages 266
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight275(g)
Cassie Deveaux Cohoon was born in the Acadian village Chéticamp. Her Acadian heritage goes back to the early days of Grand Pré on her father’s side and Beaubassin (now Amherst) on her mother’s. Her first novel, Severine, told the story of a fictitious heroine of Acadia.