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The Cajuns : a people's story of exile and triumph, Dean Jobb

Label
The Cajuns : a people's story of exile and triumph
Title
The Cajuns
Title remainder
a people's story of exile and triumph
Statement of responsibility
Dean Jobb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is the story of one of the great crimes of history, a brutal act of genocide committed two and a half centuries ago. More than 10,000 men, women and children were removed from their homeland at gunpoint and sent into exile. They were stripped of the farms that had nurtured and sustained their families for four generations. Their homes and most of their possessions were destroyed. Five thousand of these unfortunate people, maybe more, died of disease and deprivation or perished in shipwrecks."
  • "The deportation was a deliberate attempt to destroy a people and wipe out a distinct culture. It failed. The Acadians were too tough and too resilient. Today, there are an estimated 3 million Acadian descendants worldwide. Thousands of deportees made their way to Louisiana, where "Acadian" was transmuted to "Cajun," and the new surroundings forged a distinct culture although true to its northern roots. More than half-a-million Americans, most of them in Louisiana and eastern Texas, are descendants of those refugees." "The people survived against incredible odds. They preserved a vibrant culture, a zest for life, and a deep respect for their heritage. This is a story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of cruelty and unimaginable hardship."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jobb, Dean
Dewey number
976.3/00441071
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A2
LC item number
J63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cajuns
  • Acadians
  • Acadia
  • Louisiana
Label
The Cajuns : a people's story of exile and triumph, Dean Jobb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paradise lost -- The life and times of Acadie -- "The neutral French" -- Between the hammer and the anvil -- "A sceen of woe & distres" -- Le grand dérangement -- Hostages to fate -- Louisiana refuge -- The survival of a people -- Seeking justice -- Epilogue : finding reconciliation
Control code
59003296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780470836095
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2005007859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780470836091
Label
The Cajuns : a people's story of exile and triumph, Dean Jobb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paradise lost -- The life and times of Acadie -- "The neutral French" -- Between the hammer and the anvil -- "A sceen of woe & distres" -- Le grand dérangement -- Hostages to fate -- Louisiana refuge -- The survival of a people -- Seeking justice -- Epilogue : finding reconciliation
Control code
59003296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780470836095
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2005007859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780470836091

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