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Abuse of Power: the Acadians: 1749 to 1757

Written by
Bill Smallwood

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406 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888871985
$19.95 CA

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About the Book Bill has used his knowledge of Noval Scotia, his military awareness, and much research, to write an extensive record—of which this book is the first of a series—of the precarious life in the early years. In Abuse of Power, set in 1749, William Gray, an officer on the staff of Governor Corwallis, is horrified by the brutality of Acadian and Mi´kmaq raids on the Dartmouth settlers. Robert Cameron, a soldier on sentry duty at the time of the second Dartmouth raid, is shaken by the callous indifference of the English officer to the plight of the settlers. At the first opportunity, he deserts to join the Acadians. During the invasion of Chignecto, the capture of Fort Beausejour, and the occupation of the Fundy by the English, each man does his best to accomplish what is expected of him under increaslingly severe circumstances. By the time of the Explusion of the Acadians, each must face his own beliefs and fears as the fighting draws to a close on the mainland of Nova Scotia.

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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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