Chronicles of Canada Volume 09 - The Acadian Exiles: A Chronicle of the Land o…

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The name Acadia, which we now associate with a great tragedy of history and song, was first used by the French to distinguish the eastern or maritime part of New France from the western part, which began with the St Lawrence valley and was called Canada. Just where Acadia ended and Canada began, the French never clearly defined. In course of time, as will be seen, this question became a cause of war with the English--but we shall not be much at fault if we take a line from the mouth of the river Penobscot, due north to the St Lawrence, to mark the western frontier of the Acadia of the French.

This volume covers the period of hostility between the Acadians and the British Crown. (3 hr 35 min)


THE FOUNDERS OF ACADIA 19:03 Read by J. M. Smallheer
THE BRITISH IN ACADIA 15:00 Read by Esther
THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE 21:43 Read by Sarah Jennings
IN TIMES OF WAR 18:20 Read by Graham Redman
CORNWALLIS AND THE ACADIANS 18:17 Read by Graham Redman
THE 'ANCIENT BOUNDARIES' 16:03 Read by Esther
A LULL IN THE CONFLICT 6:33 Read by Esther
THE LAWRENCE REGIME 38:52 Read by Graham Redman
THE EXPULSION 31:48 Read by Kevin McAsh
THE EXILES 30:17 Read by Sibella Denton


(4 stars)

wonderful history of a people rarely referenced. the readers read a little too briskly, but their contribution was clear and professional.