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A Great and Noble Scheme - The Tragic Story of the Expulsions of the French Acadians from their American Homeland


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John Mack Faragheris the Howard R. Lamar Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of many books on the American frontier, including Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer, which received a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and, most recently, A Great and Noble Scheme.


"Painstakingly researched, at once poignant and hard-hitting, this tragic history of mass expulsion and dispersion of a people from their homeland demands the attention of every American citizen." -- Skye K. Moody - Seattle Times
"Faragher's meticulous scholarship recovers the history of a people deliberately targeted for extinction in the British-American conquest of North America. He gives us in vivid detail both the calculated cruelty of the conquerors and the enduring humanity of the people who survived this American exercise in ethnic cleansing. This is a major work." -- Edmund Morgan, author of Benjamin Franklin
"The Acadians' doomed struggle for survival, recounted by the author in painstaking, even exhaustive detail, takes on the aura of inevitability as though the outcome had been inscribed by the gods on Olympus." -- William Grimes - New York Times
"[A] fascinating account...recommended for anyone with a general interest in Colonial American history." -- James D. Fairbanks - Houston Chronicle

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