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

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

by John G. Reid, Maurice Basque, Elizabeth Mancke, Barry Moody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802085385

ISBN-13: 9780802085382

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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

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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 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802085382
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The 'Conquest' of Acadia: Narratives3
2Elites, States, and the Imperial Contest for Acadia25
3Family and Political Culture in Pre-Conquest Acadia48
4New England and the Conquest67
5Mi'kmaq Decisions: Antoine Tecouenemac, the Conquest, and the Treaty of Utrecht86
6Imperialism, Diplomacies, and the Conquest of Acadia101
7Making a British Nova Scotia127
8The Third Acadia: Political Adaptation and Societal Change155
9Imperial Transitions178
Conclusion203
Notes211
Bibliography261
Index285
Maps

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