The expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 1755-58 was the first ethnic cleansing in North America. It had no justification. This story shows what happened to a sturdy people who just wanted to live their lives away from the interference of France or Britain.
Follow the lives of one family separated in the ‘grande déportation’ and see how later generations even during the terrible Civil War in America, kept the memories of their Acadian history alive. Many of the Acadians settled in Louisiana after many years of being used as pawns by England, France and Spain. Follow the life of Jean Bertram as he takes up the fight and joins the CSS Alabama, the Confederate’s most successful raider and how he finally solves a family mystery about what happened when his ancestor’s family was separated when the British came and destroyed their Acadian settlements.
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