Heroes of the Acadian Resistance The Story of Joseph Beausoleil Bouchard and Pierre II Surette 1702–1765
by Dianne Marshall
THERE ARE VILLIANS AS WELL AS HEROS in the complex story of the Acadians of the Canadian Maritimes.
The neutrality desired by these hard-working settlers challenged the colonial ambitions of both Britain and France. European rivalry made their lives miserable and, eventually, untenable, as tensions rose towards the events of 1755.
“Marshall’s well-assembled, clearly written account takes us through the early resistance, the first fall of Louisbourg, the disastrous French effort to retake it, the final British push to quash an Acadian insurgency, and the expulsion itself.”—Jacques Poitras,
Literary Review of Canada