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- This soft cover book is in excellent condition. It contains the earliest census of Quebec taken from the Archives of Quebec. If you do not read French just remember that names are names and places are places. It is very easy to follow through this French-Canadian census and to know where your earliest ancestors were living in 1666 Quebec. 154 pages - Condition: Excellent
- This soft cover book is in excellent condition. This census of Quebec taken from the Archives of Quebec. If you do not read French just remember that names are names and places are places. It is very easy to follow through this French-Canadian census and to know where your earliest ancestors were living in 1666 Quebec. 143 pages - Condition: Excellent
- Including: South Shore of the St. Lawrence River: Deschaillons, Lotbiniere; Ste-Croix; St-Antoine; St-Nicolas; Levis; St-Henri; Ste-Marie; St-Joseph; St-Charles; St-Michel; Beaumont; St-Vallier; Berthier-sur-Mer; St-Francois; St-Pierre; Montmagny; Cap St-Ignace; L'Islet' Port-Joly; St-Roch-des-Aulnaies; Ste-Anne-de-La Pocatiere; Riviere-Ouelle; Kamouraska; Riviere-du-Loup; L'Ile-Verte; Trois-Pistoles and Rimouski.
- North Shore of the St. Lawrence River: Les Grondines; Deschambault; Cap-Sante; Les Ecureuills; Neuville; Lancienne Lorette; Jeune-Lorette; Ste-Foy; Charlesbourg; St-Augustin; Quebec; Beauport; L'Ange-Gardien; Chateau-Richer; Ste-Anne-De-Beaupre; St-Joachim; Petite-Riviere; Baie St-Paul; Ile-aux-Coudres; Les Eboulements and the Ile d'Orleans.
- A first edition, this book was inscribed to me from a friend. Red hard bound cover with 419 pages. Given the age of the book it is very good condition.
- Contents: Acadian history from the origin of the name through the
exile and more. Also contains some census records, militia lists and a
few ships' lists.
- Acadian Redemption: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen’s Royal
Proclamation, the first biography of an Acadian exile, defines the 18th
century society of Acadia into which Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard was
born in 1702. The book tells of his early life events and militant
struggles with the British who had for years wanted to lay claim to the
Acadian rich lands. Subsequent chapters discuss the epic odyssey
during which Beausoleil led a group of one hundred ninety-three Acadians
from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the New Acadia, with the hope that his
beloved Acadian culture would survive. Condition: Excellent
- Voted best history book by La Press Women's Association 2004
- Brief Acadian history and how the Acadians settled in Madawaska also an abstract of Acadians listed in the 1820 census for Matawaska. There is a tear on the bottom of the back cover that makes the condition very good rather than excellent - other than the back cover, it really is like new.
- The former French colony of Acadia—permanently renamed Nova Scotia by
the British when they began an ambitious occupation of the territory in
1710—witnessed one of the bitterest struggles in the British empire.
Whereas in its other North American colonies Britain assumed it could
garner the sympathies of fellow Europeans against the native peoples, in
Nova Scotia nothing was further from the truth. The Mi'kmaq, the native
local population, and the Acadians, descendants of the original French
settlers, had coexisted for more than a hundred years prior to the
British conquest, and their friendships, family ties, common Catholic
religion, and commercial relationships proved resistant to
British-enforced change. Unable to seize satisfactory political control
over the region, despite numerous efforts at separating the Acadians and
Mi'kmaq, the authorities took drastic steps in the 1750s, forcibly
deporting the Acadians to other British colonies and systematically
decimating the remaining native population.
The story of the removal of the Acadians, some of whose descendants are the Cajuns of Louisiana, and the subsequent oppression of the Mi'kmaq has never been completely told. In this first comprehensive history of the events leading up to the ultimate break-up of Nova Scotian society, Geoffrey Plank skillfully unravels the complex relationships of all of the groups involved, establishing the strong bonds between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians as well as the frustration of the British administrators that led to the Acadian removal, culminating in one of the most infamous events in North American history.
- Hard bound with dust cover. Condition: Excellent
- Paper back - Condition: Excellent
8. Life in Acadia, Rosemary Neering, Stan Garrod, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Growth of a Nation Series (2003) Price: $25
- Soft cover - very good condition.
9. Postcards from Acadie - Grand-Pre, Evangeline & The Acadian Identity, Barbara Le Blanc, Gaspereau Press, Kentville, Nova Scotia (2003). Price: $25
- The book is 6 x 9 inch sewn paperback with black endpapers. Includes 39 black and white reproductions. The cover includes a full colour reproduction of a painting by Maurice Le Blanc.
- In Postcards from Acadie, Barbara Le Blanc explores the cultural and symbolic resonance of the Grand-Pré National Historic site. Settled in the 1680s, Grand-Pré was one of the loci for the Acadian deportation in 1755. From the settlement and deportation of the early Acadians, to the mass marketing of the Dominion Atlantic Railway and the federal reshaping as a National Historic site, Grand-Pré has served "as a historical clue, a focal point, a catharsis, a catalyst, and a motivator, both for Acadians and for others." Excavating the political and cultural symbols that have shaped Grand-Pré, Le Blanc explores the ways in which we negotiate personal and group identity. In Acadian endeavours to direct and control a sense of identity in a changing world, Grand-Pré plays a significant role by serving as a place of heritage commemoration and celebration – of past, present, and future.
- Barbara Le Blanc has published numerous articles on Acadian culture in journals and anthologies. From 1988 to 1992, she was the director of Grand-Pré National Historic site and from 1998 to 2001, was the president of the Société Promotion Grand-Pré. She has also served as the president of the Fédération Acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse and the president of the Folklore Association of Canada. She is currently a professor at Université Sainte-Anne in the Education department. This book was inscribed for a friend but has the author's signature on the title page.
10 (The) Road to Canada - The Grand Communications Route from Saint John to Quebec, Gary Campbell, Goose Lane Editions (2005). Price: $25
- This is a really nice little back with great graphics and maps. Condition: Excellent
- These volumes were previously library editions so they show some wear and tear on the corners and paper back spines. All of the pages numbering 201 and 152 respectively are intact and in very good condition.
- These records of the church in Clare, Digby Co., Nova Scotia include the catalogues of families kept by Father Sigogne. A French-English glossary is included.The first volume has an introduction by Father Sigogne both in French and English. The second volume contains an introduction by Father Clarence d'Entremont.
- If you read French and have ancestors who belonged to the Carignan Regiment, this is the book for you. 173 pages chuck full of information.
- Condition: Excellent
- French-Canadians had many ancestors who came from St-Andre Parish. Though in French, names are names, dates are dates so it is very easy to use these repertories. There is a French introduction that I would be more than happy to translate for the buyer.
- Condition: Good: Heavy paper bound. Has had library use. Has a tear top of binding. The 181 pages, including indes, are in good condition.
15. Repertoire/Repertory of the Marriages for St-Zephirin (1846) St-Pie-de-Guire (1874), La Visitation (1898), St-Bonaventure (1866), St- Elphege (1886), St-Joachim (1901) Yamaska County, Quebec, (1969) Price: $45
- Condition: Very good
- This repertory is hard bound. Condition: Very good.
Lucie's Acadian Home Book Sale:
Information for BuyersPRICINGFor each book, I list a sale price that covers the cost of the book ONLY. In addition to this price, the buyer will pay the shipping and handling costs as calculated by the seller. (Note that handling costs cover the cost of shipping supplies.)HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name(s) of the book(s) you wish to purchase AND your mailing address (so that I may calculate shipping costs accurately). Requests will be filled in the order received. If you were the first to respond requesting a book, you will receive a return email confirming this.POLICIESFirst come, first served. Whoever emails me first with a request will receive an email confirmation from me, followed by an invoice.Prospective buyers who are unsuccessful in their requests will not receive a personal email back. Instead, please check the book list; if it is marked “sold” but you did not receive a message from me, it was sold to somebody else.HOW TO MAKE PAYMENTAfter receiving your invoice, please submit your payment within seven days. Buyers may pay as follows:1. Buyers within the continental U.S. may pay via PayPal or personal check.2. Buyers from Canada may pay via PayPal only.ORDER FULFILLMENTYour order will ship after your payment has cleared. You will receive an email confirming that your order has shipped.RESTRICTIONSNo returns. All sales are final.Buyers who reserve a book but do not submit payment within 7 days of invoice will lose their reservation and the book will be relisted. At the seller’s discretion, buyers who reserve books but do not complete the transaction may be ineligible for future purchases.