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Expulsion and Survival

Written by
Bill Smallwood

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376 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888873286
$19.95 CA

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About the Book "Expulsion and Survival" is the fifth volume in the Abuse of Power series by Bill Smallwood. French Irregulars (mostly Acadians and Indians), who had been fighting the British in support of Fortress Louisbourg, had fled across the Bras D'Or Lakes to escape capture. Two of the fugitives sought shelter on ële Saint Jean (now Prince Edward Island) hoping that the British would not come, but the British came. The fugitives, Robert Cameron and Reine LeBlanc, managed to escape the second expulsion of the Acadians by hiding in the backwoods where they believed they could live unnoticed by the conquerors. Unfortunately, the Proprietor System of Land Ownership, established by the English in 1768 and not annulled until after Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation in 1870, was all encompassing; the squatters were discovered. The story of their survival is compelling.

About the Author Bill Smallwood
Bill Smallwood, from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, studied history and political science at the Royal Military College in Kingston. After retiring from the Department of National Defence, he began an adventure series about Canadian history. Borealis is publishing this Abuse of Power series. Volume 1, "The Acadians: 1749 to 1757" (2004), Volume 2, "The Colonials and the Acadians: 1757 to 1761" (2004), Volume 3, "Crooked Paths: 1755 to 1862 (2005), and Volume 4 "The Planters: 1761 to 1921" (2005).

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