Les Cadiens et leurs ancetres acadiens: l'histoire racontee aux jeunes (Hardback)
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Les Cadiens et leurs ancetres acadiens: l'histoire racontee aux jeunes (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 30/04/2013
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Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History traces the four-hundred-year history of this distinct American ethnic group. In its original English, the book proved a perfect package, comprehensible to junior-high and high-school students, while appealing to and informing adult readers seeking a one-volume exploration of these remarkable people and their predecessors. It is now available for the first time translated into French. The narrative follows the Cajuns' early ancestors, the Acadians, from seventeenth-century France to Nova Scotia, where they flourished until British soldiers expelled them in a tragic event called Le Grand Derangement (The Great Upheaval)--an episode regarded by many historians as an instance of ethnic cleansing or genocide. Up to one-half of the Acadian population died from disease, starvation, exposure, or outright violence in the expulsion. Nearly three thousand survivors journeyed through the thirteen American colonies to Spanish-controlled Louisiana. There they resettled, intermarried with members of the local population, and evolved into the Cajun people, who today number over a half-million. Since their arrival in Louisiana, the Cajuns have developed an unmistakable identity and a strong sense of ethnic pride.In recent decades they have contributed their lively cuisine and accordion-and-fiddle dance music to American popular culture. Les Cadiens et leurs ancetres acadiens: l'histoire racontee aux jeunes includes numerous images and over a dozen sidebars on topics ranging from Cajun music and horse racing heroes to Mardi Gras. Shane K. Bernard's welcomed and cherished history of the Cajun people is translated into French by Faustine Hillard. The book offers a long-sought immersion text, ideal for the young learner and adult alike.Intended to appeal to both native French-speakers as well as to English-speaking students who are learning French, this French translation of Shane K. Bernard's Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History is perfect for middle-school and high-school readers enrolled in conversational and French Immersion classes. Adult readers of French will also find it a useful primer of Acadian and Cajun history.Les Cadiens et leurs ancetres acadiens : l'histoire racontee aux jeunes retrace le periple de quatre siecles de ce groupe ethnique nord-americain distinct des autres. Accessible aux adolescents, ce volume s'averera egalement utile et pratique pour le lecteur adulte qui cherche a connaitre a la fois ce peuple remarquable et ses ancetres.Le recit suit la trace des Acadiens, les premiers ancetres des Cadiens, de la France du dix-septieme siecle a la Nouvelle-Ecosse, la ou ils se sont epanouis jusqu'a ce que des soldats britanniques les expulsent lors de cet evenement tragique que fut Le grand derangement -- un triste episode qui a debute en 1755 et que nombre d'historiens modernes considerent comme un parfait exemple de nettoyage ethnique, voire de genocide. Pres de trois mille survivants ont (peniblement) traverse les treize colonies americaines pour se rendre jusqu'en Louisiane, alors sous le regime espagnol. La, ils s'installent a nouveau, s'integrent a la population locale par le biais du mariage et forment peu a peu ce qu'il est aujourd'hui convenu d'appeler le peuple cadien. Aujourd'hui, on compte plus d'un demi-million d'habitants d'origine cadienne en Louisiane.

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617037795
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Shane Bernard's book . . . is an excellent addition to the database that is being developed on the history and culture of Louisiana. And this accessible French edition offers a perspective essential for any student (child or adult) who seeks to understand the Cajuns." -- Barry Jean Ancelet, folklorist and linguist


"Ce livre de Shane Bernard . . . est une excellente addition la banque d'information qui est en train de se d velopper sur l'histoire et la culture de la Louisiane. Et cette dition en fran ais facilement abordable offre une perspective indispensable pour tout tudiant (petit ou grand) qui cherche comprendre les Cadiens." -- Barry Jean Ancelet, folkloriste et linguiste


"Les Cadiens et leurs anc tres acadiens par Shane Bernard fournit aux tudiants--et aux jeunes adultes en g n ral--une parfaite introduction l'histoire de l'un des plus distinctifs et des plus incompris groupes ethniques en Am rique du Nord. Concis et facile lire, ce livre est une ressource essentielle pour chaque salle de classe en Louisiane." -- Carl A. Brasseaux, historien

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