The 'Conquest' of Acadia, 1710: Imperial, Colonial, and Aboriginal Constructions

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The conquest of Port-Royal by British forces in 1710 is an intensely revealing episode in the history of northeastern North America. Bringing together multi-layered perspectives, including the conquest's effects on aboriginal inhabitants, Acadians, and New Englanders, and using a variety of methodologies to contextualise the incident in local, regional, and imperial terms, six prominent scholars form new conclusions regarding the events of 1710. The authors show that the processes by which European states sought ...

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Toronto [0-8020-3755-0] [2004]. (Hardcover) Near fine, no dust jacket. 297pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. Locale: Acadia; Atlantic Canada; ... Maritime Provinces--Canada. (Canada, Micmac Indians) Read more Show Less

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Overview

The conquest of Port-Royal by British forces in 1710 is an intensely revealing episode in the history of northeastern North America. Bringing together multi-layered perspectives, including the conquest's effects on aboriginal inhabitants, Acadians, and New Englanders, and using a variety of methodologies to contextualise the incident in local, regional, and imperial terms, six prominent scholars form new conclusions regarding the events of 1710. The authors show that the processes by which European states sought to legitimate their claims, and the terms on which mutual toleration would be granted or withheld by different peoples living side by side are especially visible in the Nova Scotia that emerged following the conquest. Important on both a local and global scale, The 'Conquest' of Acadia will be a significant contribution to Acadian history, native studies, native rights histories, and the socio-political history of the eighteenth century.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802037558
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 2/7/2004
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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William Wicken is an associate professor in the department of history at York University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The 'Conquest' of Acadia: Narratives 3
2 Elites, States, and the Imperial Contest for Acadia 25
3 Family and Political Culture in Pre-Conquest Acadia 48
4 New England and the Conquest 67
5 Mi'kmaq Decisions: Antoine Tecouenemac, the Conquest, and the Treaty of Utrecht 86
6 Imperialism, Diplomacies, and the Conquest of Acadia 101
7 Making a British Nova Scotia 127
8 The Third Acadia: Political Adaptation and Societal Change 155
9 Imperial Transitions 178
Conclusion 203
Notes 211
Bibliography 261
Index 285
Maps
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