Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors by Shane K. Bernard (Book)


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This is the full story of Louisiana’s French-speaking Cajun people. Cajuns and Their Ancestors: A Young Reader’s History traces the four-hundred-year history of the distinct American ethnic group. While written in a format comprehensible to junior-high students, it will prove appealing and informative as well to adult readers seeking a one-volume exploration of these remarkable people and their predecessors. The narrative follows the Cajuns’ early ancestors, the Acadians, from seventeenth-century France to Nova Scotia, where they flourished until British soldiers expelled them in a tragic event called Le Grand Derangement (The Great Upheaval) — an episode regarded by many historians as an instance of ethnic cleansing or genocide. It includes 28 black & white illustrations & chronology sidebars.

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 92
Orig. Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8″ X 10″