• The Founding of New Acadia

  • The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803
  • By: Carl A. Brasseaux
  • Narrated by: Aaron Henkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-16-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this penetrating study, Carl Brasseaux looks beyond long-standing mythology to provide a critical account of early Acadian culture in Louisiana and the reasons for its survival. He convincingly dispels many received notions about the routes Acadians traveled from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, their original settlement sites, and the patterns of their subsequent migrations within the state, and closely examines the relations of Louisiana's Acadians with their black, Spanish, Indian, and Creole neighbors. As Brasseaux reveals, Acadians' cohesiveness and insularity preserved the core elements of their culture and helped them adjust to new physical and social demands.
©1987 Louisiana State University Press (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A contribution of the highest order. It will undoubtedly remain the defiitive study of the Acadians for many years to come." ( Journal of American Studies)
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3 out of 5 stars
By C. Peters on 04-21-18

Narrator does not fit the book.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I was very disappointed that the narrator was not from Louisiana. To hear it read with the accent only a native of South or Southwest Louisiana could give to this story would have made it sound authentic. The person narrating it as very little expression... almost monotone.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He is not a native from South or Southwest Louisiana. His northern accent and almost matter-of-fact details read with almost a monotone made it very dry reading, whereas a native of South or Southwest Louisiana would have given it a more interesting and believable. Whoever made the decision to use this narrator was badly informed.

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1 out of 5 stars
By C.Joy S. on 07-18-17


This is not what I was hoping for. I could not stay with the book due to the authors pension for dates times places (by the old names), planting of crops and what grew where all of which really of no interest to me. I could not make myself finish the book.

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