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Jeanne Dugas of Acadia: A Novel

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In many ways, the story of Jeanne Dugas and her family is the story of the Acadians. Born of Acadian parents at Louisbourg, Jeanne Dugas (1731-1817) and her husband Pierre Bois were among the founding families of the Acadian village of Cheticamp in 1785. Descended from one of the three most prominent families in Acadia, Jeanne Dugas and her family lived for more than thirt ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published June 14th 2013 by Cape Breton University Press (first published June 1st 2013)
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Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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If I was still teaching Canadian history and English this school year, I would most definitely want to read this with my students. The chapters are short,action moves at a quick pace, and the vocabulary is student friendly. Based on the real life struggle of Jeanne Dugas, in 18th century Acadia, Cassie Deveaux Cohoon( a descendant of our protagonist) illustrates the years of hardship caused by the endless battles between the French and British for control of North America. As someone who grew u ...more
Sarah N
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had always thought that I had a good grasp of the history of the 18th Century deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, but I found that the story came to life like never before in the pages of Jeanne Dugas of Acadia. Riveting and filled with emotion, the book follows the life of Jeanne Dugas as she and her family try desperately to avoid deportation and remain in their beloved Acadia. The heartache that Jeanne faces is expressed flawlessly by the author, who uniquely captures a female per ...more
Megan
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
So, this on my folks gave me. In terms of a novel it was... well, so-so. I suppose that the best way to describe it is as a relation of facts, instead of a novel with fully developed characters and settings.

Still, I appreciate reading about some of the history of the part of the world in which my parents live. Following the story of the English defeat of Louisbourg and the surrounding area through the life of one person was an interesting way to understand the impact on the local people.

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Sandybear76
Aug 23, 2013 rated it liked it
I had been traveling in Nova Scotia recently. And learned about the Acadians who were deported by the British as they fought with the French for control of Nova Scotia. The juvenile historical fiction book follows Jeanne through the many years of Jeanne and her family members surviving the many years and many injustices felt by the Catholic French.
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Cassie Deveaux Cohoon was born in the Acadian village of Chéticamp on Cape Breton Island. Her Acadian heritage goes back to the early days of Grand Pré on her father’s side and Beaubassin (now Amherst) on her mother’s. She has lived in New York City and Paris, France, and now makes her home in Montréal, Québec. She has worked as a freelance journalist and written family histories. Her first novel, ...more