2505 Le Grand Derangement: The Acadian Expulsion from Nova Scotia

“If one were to travel through the modern day US state Louisiana, you would quickly be transported to what seems like another world. French language signs adorn the streets as the sounds of Zydeco or Louisiana French folk music fills the air. Most would cite the menagerie of foods combining french peasant recipes with African and native additions cooked into the various creatures inhabiting the bayou or swamps as the most intriguing sight of all. The genesis of this unique culture started far to the north in what is now the modern Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia.”

This episode was written by William Matthews

William is currently an Advanced Placement United States History teacher in New York, New York. He holds a BA in History from Manhattan College and a Masters in Social Studies Secondary Education from Lehman College. William is also the recipent of several national Historical Teaching scholarships from the Williamsburg Institute, Fort Ticonderoga War College, and the President George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential library. He was a presenter at the 2014 National Council For The Social Studies National Conference.

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