The "conquest" of Acadia, 1710: Imperial, Colonial, and Aboriginal Constructions

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University of Toronto Press, 2004 - History - 297 pages
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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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Contents

Narratives
3
Elites States and the Imperial Contest for Acadia
25
New England and the Conquest
67
and the Treaty of Utrecht
86
Imperialism Diplomacies and the Conquest of Acadia
101
Making a British Nova Scotia
127
Conclusion
203
Notes
211
Bibliography
261
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William Wicken is an associate professor of history at York University. Geoffrey Plank is an associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. Barry Moody is a professor of history at Acadia University. Elizabeth Mancke is an associate professor of history at the University of Akron. Maurice Basque holds the Chaire d'etudes acadiennes at the Universite de Moncton. John G. Reid is a professor of history at Saint Mary's University.

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