Brasseaux, Carl A.. The founding of New Acadia: the beginnings of Acadian life in Louisiana, 1765-1803

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The founding of New Acadia: the beginnings of Acadian life in Louisiana, 1765-1803

Published By: Original publisher Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press. 1987. xiv, 229 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Carl A. Brasseaux

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Cajuns (NO12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); History and culture change (170); Total culture (180); Diet (262); Dwellings (342); Settlement patterns (361); External relations (648); Public welfare (657); Peacemaking (728); Ecclesiastical organization (790);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This book is a detailed historical study of the Acadian (later to be called Cajun) population from the arrival of these French emigrants to Nova Scotia in the early seventeenth century up to 1803 when the United States purchased the Louisiana territory from France. The book describes the cultural adaptation of the Acadians to life in Nova Scotia, their relationship to the French and later English administrations, and their eventual expulsion in 1755 by the English at the end of the French and Indian War. Additional chapters describe Acadians' cultural adjustments to the regions to which they were sent or voluntarily emigrated -- the middle Atlantic colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania and Feudal France -- and their eventual resettlement in Louisiana. Further chapters deal with socio-cultural adaptation and change to life in Louisiana, Acadian anticlericalism, relations with the Creole and Indian populations, and the rise of slavery in 'New Acadia'.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. no12-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-222) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Historian-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle, 1993

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). variable

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Louisiana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns


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