Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All books - unless shown as sold - are still available for purchase.  
New books are added weekly.


 Photo of Books For Sale December 6, 2011
Today's books all priced at $25 plus shipping.


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1.  Acadians People of the Maritimes by Henri-Dominique Paratte (Revised and Expanded Edition), Nimbus Publishing (1998 Second Edition).  Condition:  Excellent - New - PRICE:  $25   
  •  Content:  Henri-Dominique Paratte traces the origins of the Acadians in France, their settlement and cultural patterns throughout the Maritime (New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) region and their expulsion in 1755. The return to the Maritimes and their Acadian contributions to the region up to time this book was published.Contained are photos of well known Acadians as well as biographies.  The author of this very interesting book has been actively involved in Acadian and Canadian cultural renaissance for many years.  A professor at Acadia University he has taught Acadian studies.  225 pages.
2.   Acadians (The) A People's Story of Exile and Triumph by Dean Jobb, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., Publishing (2005).  Condition:  Excellent - New - PRICE: $25
  • From the author:  This is the story of one of the great crimes of history, a brutal act of genocide committed two and a half centuries ago.More than 10,000 men, women and children were removed from their homeland at gunpoint and sent into exile. They were stripped of the farms that ad nurtured and sustained their families for four generations. Their homes and most of their possessions were destroyed. Five thousand of these unfortunate people, maybe more, died of disease and deprivation or perished in shipwrecks...
  • The deportation was a deliberate attempt to destroy a people and wipe out a distinct culture. It failed. The Acadians were too tough and too resilient. Today, there are an estimated 3 million Acadian descendants worldwide... Thousands of deportees made their way to Louisiana, where "Acadian" was transmuted to "Cajun," and the new surroundings forged a distinct culture although true to its northern roots. More than half-a-million Americans, most of them in Louisiana and eastern Texas, are descendants of those refugees...
    The people survived against incredible odds. They preserved a vibrant culture, a zest for life, and a deep respect for their heritage. This is a story of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of cruelty and unimaginable hardship.  296 pages.
3.  An Unsettled Conquest The British Campaign Against The Peoples of Acadia by Geoffrey Plank, University of Pennsylvania Press (2001).  Condition:  Excellent - PRICE:  $25
  • Content:  The former French colony of Acadia—permanently renamed Nova Scotia by the British when they began an ambitious occupation of the territory in 1710—witnessed one of the bitterest struggles in the British empire. Whereas in its other North American colonies Britain assumed it could garner the sympathies of fellow Europeans against the native peoples, in Nova Scotia nothing was further from the truth. The Mi'kmaq, the native local population, and the Acadians, descendants of the original French settlers, had coexisted for more than a hundred years prior to the British conquest, and their friendships, family ties, common Catholic religion, and commercial relationships proved resistant to British-enforced change. Unable to seize satisfactory political control over the region, despite numerous efforts at separating the Acadians and Mi'kmaq, the authorities took drastic steps in the 1750s, forcibly deporting the Acadians to other British colonies and systematically decimating the remaining native population.
  • The story of the removal of the Acadians, some of whose descendants are the Cajuns of Louisiana, and the subsequent oppression of the Mi'kmaq has never been completely told. In this first comprehensive history of the events leading up to the ultimate break-up of Nova Scotian society, Geoffrey Plank skillfully unravels the complex relationships of all of the groups involved, establishing the strong bonds between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians as well as the frustration of the British administrators that led to the Acadian removal, culminating in one of the most infamous events in North American history.  Hard cover:  239 pages.
 4.  Canadian Saga The Incredible Journey by Joseph A. Maillet, Canuck Publishing - Hammonton, New Jersey (2001).  Condition:  Excellent - PRICE:  $25
  • Content:  Eager to get away from his oppressive orphanage in Paris, thirteen year old Jacques enlists in the French Army for duty in Port Royal, Canada. Follow this true-to-life saga as he meets the beautiful Magdelaine and then is forced to leave his beloved French Canada when exiled with other Acadian French neutrals to a life of servitude in the American colonies.160 pages.
 5.  Cheticamp History and Acadian Traditions by Anselme Chiasson, Breton Books, Wreck Cove, Nova Scotia (1998).  Condition:  Excellent - New - PRICE $25
  •  Here is the story of an extraordinary people -- the Acadians of Cape Breton Island.  Witten with clarity and love, and hailed as a rare local history with wide appeal, Cheticamp is an extremely well-informated history, folklore and guide to this little know corner of the Maritimes. 
  • The undeclared capital of Acadian Cape Breton, Cheticamp is the centre of a distinct culture with its own songs, stories, and approach to religion, business and education.  From the settlers in the 1780's to the community today, this book is pasisonate, informative and entertaining.  275 pages.
6.  Our French-Canadian Ancestors Volume 1 Revised by Thomas J. Laforest, The LISI Press, Palm Harbor, Florida (1993).Condition:  Very Good - PRICE:  $25
  • Content:  Ancestral biographies of the oldest of the French-Canadian families as follows:  Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe, Damien Berube, Pierre Blais, Pierre Blanchet, Guillaume Couture, Gregoire Deblois, Antoine Dionne dit Sansoucy, Julien Fortin dit Bellefontaine, Gagnon, Antoine Lacasse, Francois Lavergne, Nicolas Leroy, Etienne Lessard, Robert Levesque, Nicolas Paquin, Pierre Paradis, Leonard Pilote, Jean-Baptiste Pothier, Rene Rheaume, Pierre Rondeau, Simon Savard, Etiene Trudeau,Paul Vachon, Nicolas Veilleux.    300 Pages.
7.   Our French-Canadian Ancestors Volume 3 Revised by Thomas J. Laforest, The LISI Press, Palm Harbor, Florida (1985).Condition:  Very Good - PRICE:  $25
  •  Content:  Biographies of the following families:  Allard, Bauche dit Morency, Bouchard, Campagna, Charles dit Lajeunesse, Crete, Dagenais, Duguay, Gravel, Gueret dit Dumont, Lalonde, Legendre, Lerige dit Laplante, Le Roy dit Audy, Letourneau, Levasseur, Marcotte, Mercier, Parrot, Pasquier dit Lavallee, Plamondon, Prou(lx), Quentin dit Lafontaine, Tremblay.  285 pages.
8.  Mason Wade, Acadia and Quebec, The Perception of an Outsider edited by N.E.S. Griffiths and G. a. Rawlyk, Carleton University Press Incorporated (1991).  Conditon:  Very Good - PRICE:  $25
  • Essays written by the controversial but significant historian Mason Wade provide his last important work on the Maritimes. Also included is a biography of Wade, an analysis of his enduring importance as an historian and a select bibliography. 
9.  Preserving The Past, A History of Cascumpec - Fortune Cover 1779-1979, by J. Arthur Hudson and S. Jean Meggison, Williams & Crue, Ltd., Publisher, Summerside, Prince Edward Island (1979).  Condition:  Good  PRICE:  $25
  • The book was signed to a father for his 82nd birthday from his daughter.  Front cover has a crease down the middle.  The book has been read a great deal and both the front and back cover show this.
  • Content:  There is a great deal of information about the families living in this area during those years.  This chapter is accurately named "Family Tree".  This chapter beings on page 259 and ends on 412.  It is about the many families living in the are who were not only Acadian but English, Irish etc.  412 pages.
10.  Nova Scotia, Shaped By The Sea - A Living History by Lesley Choyce, Penguin Books Publisher ((1996).  Condition:  Very Good - Price:  $25
  • The history of Nova Scotia is an amazing story of a land and people shaped by the waves, the tides, the winds and the wonder of the North Atlantic. Lesley Choyce weaves the legacy of this unique coastal province, piecing together the stories written in the rocks, the wrecks, and the record books of human glory and human error.  296 pages.
11.  Two Beginnings, A Brief Acadian History by Alphonse Deveau, Lescarbot Publications (1992).  Condition:  Excellent - PRICE:  $25
  • This work is translated summary of a two part volume entitled "Notre Heritage acadien" published in 1980.  This book was first published in 1980 under the same title "Two Beginnings" A Brief Acadian History." 
  • Photographs and Chapter XIII have been added and minor changes made in  other chapters>
  • Professor J. Alphonse Deveau is the renowned author of 14 major books and numerous articles on Acadian HIstory.  He is the founder and first director of Le Centre acadien de l'Universite Sainte-Anne.  He received an Honorary Doctorate in History from the university located at Church Point, Nova Scotia.  Retiring after 35 years in teaching, he has devoted most of his time and energy to historical research and writing.  135 pages. 
Lucie's Acadian Home Book Sale: 

Information for Buyers
PRICING
For each book, I list a sale price that covers the cost of the book ONLY. In addition to this price, the buyer will pay the shipping and handling costs as calculated by the seller. (Note that handling costs cover the cost of shipping supplies.)

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Email luciemc@acadian-home.org with the name(s) of the book(s) you wish to purchase AND your mailing address (so that I may calculate shipping costs accurately). Requests will be filled in the order received. If you were the first to respond requesting a book, you will receive a return email confirming this.

POLICIES
First come, first served. Whoever emails me first with a request will receive an email confirmation from me, followed by an invoice.

Prospective buyers who are unsuccessful in their requests will not receive a personal email back. Instead, please check the book list; if it is marked “sold” but you did not receive a message from me, it was sold to somebody else.

HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT
After receiving your invoice, please submit your payment within seven days. Buyers may pay as follows:
1.       Buyers within the continental U.S. may pay via PayPal or personal check.
2.       Buyers from Canada may pay via PayPal only.

ORDER FULFILLMENT
Your order will ship after your payment has cleared. You will receive an email confirming that your order has shipped.

RESTRICTIONS
No returns. All sales are final.

Buyers who reserve a book but do not submit payment within 7 days of invoice will lose their reservation and the book will be relisted. At the seller’s discretion, buyers who reserve books but do not complete the transaction may be ineligible for future purchases.

 Photo of Books for Sale - December 5, 2011

Books for sale!  (Want to buy a book?  See instructions for buyers at the bottom of this post.)
Prices are for book only.  Additional shipping and insurance costs to be calculated based on buyer's location. Order 2 books pay same shipping.  


1.  Acadian Odyssey, Oscar William Winzerling, Louisiana State University Press; First Edition (1955). Price: $100 REDUCED!  PRICED TO SELL AT $50

  • This hard cover book is in really good condition.  The previous owner used a red pencil for check marks in a margin here and there,  "Maryland" with underscores of names in the index. No dust jacket.

  •  Content:  Exile without end; The Acadian Exiles in England; Nivernois Rescues the Acadians in England; Nivernois Rallies the Acadians in the American Colonies; Acadians Appeal to Louis SV at Compiegne, 1772; The Acadian Colony of the Grand' Ligne; Disillusioned Acadians, 1777; Peyroux de la Coudreniere; Aranda Acieves Removal of the Acadians, The Seven Acadian Expeditions to Louisiana; The New Acadia in Louisiana.  224 pages - Condition:  Good because of markings - otherwise, very good.


2.   The Founding of New Acadia The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana 1765-1803, Carl Brasseaux, Louisiana State University Press 1997-01 (1997).  Price:  $50

  • This hard cover book is in very good condition.No dust jacket.

  • Content:  Children of the Frontier; Dispersal and Survival; Acadians in the Middle Atlantic Colonies; Frontiersmen in Feudal France;  Allons a la Louisiane:  Aadian Immigration 1765-1769; Acadian Settlement Patters; From Barachois to Bayou:  The Metamorphosis of Acadian Culture In Spanish Louisiana; Acadian Anticlericalism; Cultures In Conflict:  Acadian-Creole Relations; Red Men and Refugees:  Acadian-Indian Relations; The Rise of Slavery in New Acadia; and much more.  229 pages - Condition:  Very Good

3.  Acadian Reminiscences, Felix Voorhies, The Jacobs News Depot Co., Publishers, Opelousas, Louisiana (1907) Price:  $100  REDUCED!  PRICED TO SELL AT $50

  • This is a First Edition with grey hard cover.  Title is printed in Gold lettering.  Considering the age of this book it is in very good condition.

  • The Acadian Reminiscences is a word painting of the life of the Acadians in the Teche Country in the long ago. The plain, simple frugal life of these people, their devotion to principle, their unbound faith in the goodness of God, their love for each other during all their misfortunes and perilous wanderings, appeal to the heart. The simple pathos of the grandmother's story comes to us with such consummate art, that the eye unwittingly grows moist, as the reader follows the journeyings of this little band, self-exiled and noble in their poverty, from desolated homes on the bleak Acadian coast, to their final destination in the hospitable valley of the Teche. . . . With them [the Acadians] we hear in their peaceful Acadian homes the first war-cry that startles the country, and shudder at the near approach of the cruel and merciless foe. We hope against hope that God or man will interfere in their behalf-till the dreaded day dawns, on which they must decide whether or not they will be true to their God, their King, their country, lose all and become wanderers on the face of the earth; or sacrificing these, supinely yield to Britain, and continue to live at ease and in plenty in the homes of their youth, and till the soil hallowed by the graves of their forefathers. When these issues were presented to them, much as they loved their homes, and the land that gave them birth, they cried out with one accord: No, no a thousand times! Sacrifice our religion, our King, our country? No, let ruin, desolation, despair, let death overtake us, we cannot, we will not give up those. And so the die was cast. In the utmost haste valuables were gathered together or thrown into wells, objects of spoil were destroyed, and they themselves applied the torch that soon reduced their beloved village to ashes. In the darkness of the night, lighted only by the lurid glare of their burning homes, they left their devoted St. Gabriel forever. -Andrew Thorpe from the Introduction.  107 pages - Condition:  Very Good
4.   Along The Shores of Saint Mary's Bay The Story of a Unique Community Volume I: The First Hundred Years, J. Alphonse Deveau, Sainte Anne University Press/Imprimerie de L'Universite Sainte-Anne, Church Point, Nova Scotia (1977).  Price:  $50
  • This blue soft cover book is a first edition signed by the author.  The first 16 pages have sustained a bit of water damage before I purchased it but the text is intact.
  • Contents:  Topography, Climate, and Soil; Toponomy, or Origin of Place Names; The First Inhaitants of Saint Mary's Bay, the Micmac Indians; The First Acadian Settlers of Saint Mary's Bay; The Pre-Loyalist English Settlers; The Loyalist Settlements on the Shores of Saint Mary's Bay; The Post-Loyalist Settlements on the Shores of Saint Mary's Bay; The Economy of the First Hundred Years; Family Life Along Saint Mary's Bay; Everyday Life along Saint Mary's Bay Area; Diary of Francois Bourneuf; The Great Fires and Other Disasters; Bibliography. 165 pages - Condition:  Good
5.   Histoire du Cap-Sable de l'An Mil Au Traite de Paris Volume 3 (1763), Clarence-J. d'Entremont, Priest, Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana (1981).  Price:  $100  REDUCED!  PRICED TO SELL AT $75
  • French hard cover book in good condition. 
  • Content:  Philippe Mius d'Entremont; Les Enfants La Tour-Motin; La Famillle d'Entremont; Les Mius; La Branche Acadienne et la Branche Micmaque; Les Suites de la Concession Hervieux: Bajolet, Pesseley, Pitre, Amirault; Autres Failles refugiees au Cap-Sable:  Aubois, Roy, Guy, Sicot, Dugas.  737 pages - Condition:  Good
6.  Missing Links Of A Lost Chapter in American History, Volume II, Edouard Richard, Home Book Company, New York (1895).  First Edition.  Price:  $125
  • This greatly desired book by Acadian researchers was written by an Acadian who was an ex-member of The House of Commons of Canada.  The previous owner was a priest who signed his name and year he obtained the book.  The map in the front of the book is a bit loose as are a few pages but as a whole the book is intact.   
  • Content:  The author begins with the Deportation of the Acadians and takes us through their years of exile ending with a letter from Jean Baptiste Galerme to the Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania.
  • Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, as is this one, are now extremely scarce.  I considered myself extremely fortunate when I was able to purchase this book quite a few years ago.  384 pages - Condition:  Good
7.  Le Drame Acadien Depuis 1604, Antoine Bernard, Clerc de Saint-Viateur,  Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur, Montreal (1936).  Price:  $100 REDUCED!  PRICED TO SELL AT $50
  • In French and in its original paperback edition is again greatly desired by Acadian researchers.
  • Content:  Volume I contains fifteen chapters as follows: Premieres exploration; Poutrincourt a Port-Royal; Premiers missionnaires d'Acadie; Sir William Alexander et les deux Latour; richelieu, Razilly et l'acadie; Charles d'Aulnay a Port-Royal; Nicolas Denys, chef d'industrie en Acadie et publiciste de l'Acadie; L'Acadie au temps de La Valliere; Deux visiteurs de marque en Acadie en 1686; Unce colonie chancelante; L'acadie de 1700, vue par Diereville; Fin de regime francais en Acadie; Les Acadiens s'attachent a la Nouvelle-Ecosse;Fin tragique de l'ancienne Acadie; Denouement du drame: une nouvelle Acadie; Appendices; Index des noms de personnes; Table des Matieres; Table des cartes et illustrations.  459 pages - Condition:  Good 
8.  Histoire de la Survivance Acadienne 1755-1935, Antoine Bernard, Clerc de Saint-Viateur,  Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur, Montreal (1935).  Signed by author. Price:  $100 REDUCED! PRICED TO SELL AT $50
  • In French and in its original paperback edition is again greatly desired by Acadian researchers.
  • Content: Le pays Acadien; Les ruines de 1755; L'oeuvre de l'Abbe Bourg en Acadie; Les origines Francaises du Nouveau-Brunswick oriental; Debuts de la region de Memramcook (1766-1812); Debuts de la region de Caraquet (1755-1812); Pale demi-siecle au Nouveau-Brunswick (1812-1864); Progres Acadien au Nouveau-Brunswick oriental (depuis 1864); Le Madawaska-Restigouche; La Nouvelle-Ecosse; L'ile du Cap-Breton; L'il du Prince Edouard; Les iles de la Madeleine; Labrador et Anticosti; Regions Acadiennes de la province de Quebec; Appendices; Tables des matieres; Table des cartes et illustrations. 465 pages - Condition: Good.
9.  This Is Caraquet Its history Its people Its tales, J. Antonin Friolet, Self published (1994).  Price:  $25  SOLD
  • Beautiful paperback cover.  This is an interesting that has been written and published in both English and French.
  • Content:  Foreword; The Old Lost Road; First Glimpse; About Caraquet; Its People; The Acadian Village; The Laughing Frenchman; Tears of Acadia; An Epic Journey; Wild Flowers; Murder on the Island; The Caraquet Riot; Voyage in the Night; Burnt Fingers; The Lady in the Snow; Tragedy Strikes; The Fisherman's Day.  105 pages in each language.  Condition:  Excellent - New
 10.  Cheticamp History and Acadian Traditions, Father Anselme Chiasson, Capucin, Breakwater Books Ltd., (1986).  Price:  $50  PRICED TO SELL AT $25
  • In paperback with photo of the Cheticamp church on the cover.  Father Anselme was well known for promoting all things Acadian.   He once worked at the Centre d'etudes acadiennes at U Moncton and since he passed away the centre is now known as the Anselme Chiasson Centre. 
  • Partial Content:  Dawning of Acadia and the English Conquest; Geographical and Political Positions of Cheticamp; Founding of Cheticamp before and after the Deportation; Economic Life etc.
  •  If your ancestors came from Cheticamp, this is the book for you. 316 pages - Condition:  Good
11.  The Siege of Fort Beausejour 1755, Chris M. Hand, Goose Lane Editions and The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project (2004).  Price:  $20
  • Content:  From the back cover: In the 1750s, the present New Brunswick / Nova Scotia border was a fortified camp as the British and French vied for Acadia. Fort Beauséjour guarded the rich fields that Acadian farmers had cultivated for generations, and it secured New France’s crucial overland route from the Atlantic to the North American interior. Fort Lawrence, in plain view only three kilometres away, asserted the British counterclaim. In June 1755, after a brief siege, a combined force of British soldiers and New England volunteers captured Fort Beauséjour. The Siege of Fort Beauséjour, 1755 tells the story of the fort and its defeat. When Beauséjour fell, so did Acadia and, within a few years, New France. This campaign determined the fate of the region, precipitated the Deportation of the Acadians, and changed the destiny of the entire continent. The Siege of Fort Beauséjour, 1755 is the third volume in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.109 pages - Condition:  Excellent - New
12.  Genealogy of the Thirty-Seven Families/ La Genealogie des Trente-Sept Famillies Hotesses des Retrouvaille,  vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994), Stephen A. White, Tribune Press Ltd., Sackville, N.B. Price:  Make a  reasonable offer.  SOLD
  • This book really needs no introduction.  Acadian genealogists have been using the contents of this book ever since it was published  in 1994. 
  • Family genealogies for:  Allain, Arsenault, Babin, Babineau, Bastarache dit Basque, Belliveau, Bordage (Bourdage), Boucher, Boudreau, Bourgeois, Bourque, Caissie, Collet, Cormier, Daigle, Devarennes (Gaultier de Varennes), Doiron, Gaudet, Gautreau, Girouard, Goguen (Gueguen), Gosselin, Hache dit Gallant, Landry, LeBlanc, Leger, Maillet, Martin, Melanson, Petitpas, Poirier, Richard, Robichaud, Savoie, Surette, Thibodeau, Vautour.
  • 238 pages - Condition:  Excellent - New

Lucie's Acadian Home Book Sale:

Information for Buyers

PRICING
For each book, I list a sale price that covers the cost of the book ONLY. In addition to this price, the buyer will pay the shipping and handling costs as calculated by the seller. (Note that handling costs cover the cost of shipping supplies.)

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Email luciemc@acadian-home.org with the name(s) of the book(s) you wish to purchase AND your mailing address (so that I may calculate shipping costs accurately). Requests will be filled in the order received. If you were the first to respond requesting a book, you will receive a return email confirming this.

POLICIES
First come, first served. Whoever emails me first with a request will receive an email confirmation from me, followed by an invoice.

Prospective buyers who are unsuccessful in their requests will not receive a personal email back. Instead, please check the book list; if it is marked “sold” but you did not receive a message from me, it was sold to somebody else.

HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT
After receiving your invoice, please submit your payment within seven days. Buyers may pay as follows:
1.       Buyers within the continental U.S. may pay via PayPal or personal check.
2.       Buyers from Canada may pay via PayPal only.

ORDER FULFILLMENT
Your order will ship after your payment has cleared. You will receive an email confirming that your order has shipped.

RESTRICTIONS
No returns. All sales are final.

Buyers who reserve a book but do not submit payment within 7 days of invoice will lose their reservation and the book will be relisted. At the seller’s discretion, buyers who reserve books but do not complete the transaction may be ineligible for future purchases.


Cyber Week Book Sale - 2011

Books for sale! (Want to buy a book? See instructions for buyers at the bottom of this post.)
Prices are for book only. Additional shipping costs to be calculated based on the buyer's location.

1.  1666 Census of Nouvelle France/New France Quintin Publications (1998).  Price: $25  SOLD
  • This soft cover book is in excellent condition.  It contains the earliest census of Quebec taken from the Archives of Quebec.  If you do not read French just remember that names are names and places are places.  It is very easy to follow through this French-Canadian census and to know where your earliest ancestors were living in 1666 Quebec.  154 pages - Condition:  Excellent
21762 Census of the Government of Quebec Amédée Gosselin,  Priest,  Quintin Publications (1997) Price: $25 SOLD
  • This soft cover book is in excellent condition.  This census of Quebec taken from the Archives of Quebec.  If you do not read French just remember that names are names and places are places.  It is very easy to follow through this French-Canadian census and to know where your earliest ancestors were living in 1666 Quebec.  143 pages - Condition:  Excellent
  • Including:  South Shore of the St. Lawrence River:  Deschaillons, Lotbiniere; Ste-Croix; St-Antoine; St-Nicolas; Levis; St-Henri; Ste-Marie; St-Joseph; St-Charles; St-Michel; Beaumont; St-Vallier; Berthier-sur-Mer; St-Francois; St-Pierre; Montmagny; Cap St-Ignace; L'Islet' Port-Joly; St-Roch-des-Aulnaies; Ste-Anne-de-La Pocatiere; Riviere-Ouelle; Kamouraska; Riviere-du-Loup; L'Ile-Verte; Trois-Pistoles and Rimouski.      
  • North Shore of the St. Lawrence River:  Les Grondines; Deschambault; Cap-Sante; Les Ecureuills; Neuville; Lancienne Lorette; Jeune-Lorette; Ste-Foy; Charlesbourg; St-Augustin; Quebec; Beauport; L'Ange-Gardien; Chateau-Richer; Ste-Anne-De-Beaupre; St-Joachim; Petite-Riviere; Baie St-Paul; Ile-aux-Coudres; Les Eboulements and the Ile d'Orleans. 
3,  (The) Acadian Miracle  Dudley LeBlanc Evangeline Publishing Co., Lafayette, Louisiana (1966) Price: $100
  • A first edition, this book was inscribed to me from a friend.  Red hard bound cover with 419 pages.  Given the age of the book it is very good condition.
  • Contents:  Acadian history from the origin of the name through the exile and more.  Also contains some census records, militia lists and a few ships' lists.
4.  Acadian Redemption from Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation, Warren A. Perrin, Andrepont Publishing, Opelousas, Louisiana (2004)  Price: $22
  • Acadian Redemption: From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen’s Royal Proclamation, the first biography of an Acadian exile, defines the 18th century society of Acadia into which Joseph dit Beausoleil Broussard was born in 1702. The book tells of his early life events and militant struggles with the British who had for years wanted to lay claim to the Acadian rich lands. Subsequent chapters discuss the epic odyssey during which Beausoleil led a group of one hundred ninety-three Acadians from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, the New Acadia, with the hope that his beloved Acadian culture would survive. Condition:  Excellent

  • Voted best history book by La Press Women's Association 2004
5.  (The) Acadians of Madawaska, Maine Reverend Charles W. Collins, Chancellor Maine Diocese, Boston: Press of Thomas A. Whalen & Co. (1902) Reprint by Quintin Publications (1997) Price: $25

  • Brief Acadian history and how the Acadians settled in Madawaska also an abstract of Acadians listed in the 1820 census for Matawaska.  There is a tear on the bottom of the back cover that makes the condition very good rather than excellent - other than the back cover, it really is like new.
 6.  An Unsettled Conquest - The British Campaign Against The Peoples of Acadia, Geoffrey Plank, University of Pennsylvania Press (2001) Price: $50

  • The former French colony of Acadia—permanently renamed Nova Scotia by the British when they began an ambitious occupation of the territory in 1710—witnessed one of the bitterest struggles in the British empire. Whereas in its other North American colonies Britain assumed it could garner the sympathies of fellow Europeans against the native peoples, in Nova Scotia nothing was further from the truth. The Mi'kmaq, the native local population, and the Acadians, descendants of the original French settlers, had coexisted for more than a hundred years prior to the British conquest, and their friendships, family ties, common Catholic religion, and commercial relationships proved resistant to British-enforced change. Unable to seize satisfactory political control over the region, despite numerous efforts at separating the Acadians and Mi'kmaq, the authorities took drastic steps in the 1750s, forcibly deporting the Acadians to other British colonies and systematically decimating the remaining native population.

    The story of the removal of the Acadians, some of whose descendants are the Cajuns of Louisiana, and the subsequent oppression of the Mi'kmaq has never been completely told. In this first comprehensive history of the events leading up to the ultimate break-up of Nova Scotian society, Geoffrey Plank skillfully unravels the complex relationships of all of the groups involved, establishing the strong bonds between the Mi'kmaq and Acadians as well as the frustration of the British administrators that led to the Acadian removal, culminating in one of the most infamous events in North American history.

  • Hard bound with dust cover.  Condition:  Excellent
7.  Gentlemen and Jesuits - Glory and Adventure in the Early Days of Acadia, Elizabeth Jones, Nimbus Publishing Ltd (2002) Price: $25
  • Paper back - Condition: Excellent
ogne  Life in Acadia, Rosemary Neering, Stan Garrod, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Growth of a Nation Series (2003) Price: $25
  • Soft cover - very good condition.
9.  Postcards from Acadie - Grand-Pre, Evangeline & The Acadian Identity, Barbara Le Blanc, Gaspereau Press, Kentville, Nova Scotia (2003).  Price: $25
  • The book is 6 x 9 inch sewn paperback with black endpapers. Includes 39 black and white reproductions. The cover includes a full colour reproduction of a painting by Maurice Le Blanc.
  • In Postcards from Acadie, Barbara Le Blanc explores the cultural and symbolic resonance of the Grand-Pré National Historic site. Settled in the 1680s, Grand-Pré was one of the loci for the Acadian deportation in 1755. From the settlement and deportation of the early Acadians, to the mass marketing of the Dominion Atlantic Railway and the federal reshaping as a National Historic site, Grand-Pré has served "as a historical clue, a focal point, a catharsis, a catalyst, and a motivator, both for Acadians and for others." Excavating the political and cultural symbols that have shaped Grand-Pré, Le Blanc explores the ways in which we negotiate personal and group identity. In Acadian endeavours to direct and control a sense of identity in a changing world, Grand-Pré plays a significant role by serving as a place of heritage commemoration and celebration – of past, present, and future.
  • Barbara Le Blanc has published numerous articles on Acadian culture in journals and anthologies. From 1988 to 1992, she was the director of Grand-Pré National Historic site and from 1998 to 2001, was the president of the Société Promotion Grand-Pré. She has also served as the president of the Fédération Acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse and the president of the Folklore Association of Canada. She is currently a professor at Université Sainte-Anne in the Education department.  This book was inscribed for a friend but has the author's signature on the title page.  
10.  (The) Road to Canada - The Grand Communications Route from Saint John to Quebec, Gary Campbell, Goose Lane Editions (2005).  Price:  $25 
  • This is a really nice little back with great graphics and maps.   Condition:  Excellent
11.  Two Volumes Set for St, Mary's Bay (Catholic Parish Church Registers) 1818-1829 and 1840-1844.Compiled by Father Jean-Mande Sigogne, Transcribed, Edited and indexed by Leonard H. Smith, Jr., Self-published 1975.  2 Volume Set. Price $100 each.  May be purchased separately.  SOLD

  • These volumes were previously library editions so they show some wear and tear on the corners and paper back spines.  All of the pages numbering 201 and 152 respectively are intact and in very good condition.
  • These records of the church in Clare, Digby Co., Nova Scotia include the catalogues of families kept by Father Sigogne. A French-English glossary is included.The first volume has an introduction by Father Sigogne both in French and English.  The second volume contains an introduction by Father Clarence d'Entremont.
12.  Le Régiment Carignan/The Carignan Regiment, G.-Robert Gareau, Self-published (2001).  Price: $45
  • If you read French and have ancestors who belonged to the Carignan Regiment, this is the book for you. 173 pages chuck full of information.
  • Condition:  Excellent
13.  Repertoire/Reportory of the Marriages for St-Andre, Kamouraska 1791-1968, M. L'Abbe Armand Proulx, (1970).  Price:  $40 
  • French-Canadians  had many ancestors who came from St-Andre Parish.  Though in French, names are names, dates are dates so it is very easy to use these repertories. There is a French introduction that I would be more than happy to translate for the buyer.

  • Condition:  Good:  Heavy paper bound.  Has had library use.  Has a  tear top of binding.  The 181 pages, including indes, are in good condition.
14.  Repertoire/Repertory of Marriages for St-Edouard Parish, Gentilly, Nicolet Cty, 1784-1914 F. Dominique Campagna, s.c.(1964) Price: $40 SOLD

15.  Repertoire/Repertory of the Marriages for St-Zephirin (1846) St-Pie-de-Guire (1874), La Visitation (1898), St-Bonaventure (1866), St- Elphege (1886), St-Joachim (1901) Yamaska County, Quebec, (1969)  Price:  $45
  • Condition:  Very good
15.  Repertoire/Repertory of the Marriages for St-Louis, Lotbiniere, 1691-1965.  Compiled by Eloi-Gerard, Marist (1966).  Price: $50
  • This repertory is hard bound.  Condition:  Very good. 

  Lucie's Acadian Home Book Sale:
Information for Buyers

PRICING
For each book, I list a sale price that covers the cost of the book ONLY. In addition to this price, the buyer will pay the shipping and handling costs as calculated by the seller. (Note that handling costs cover the cost of shipping supplies.)

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Email luciemc@acadian-home.org with the name(s) of the book(s) you wish to purchase AND your mailing address (so that I may calculate shipping costs accurately). Requests will be filled in the order received. If you were the first to respond requesting a book, you will receive a return email confirming this.

POLICIES
First come, first served. Whoever emails me first with a request will receive an email confirmation from me, followed by an invoice.

Prospective buyers who are unsuccessful in their requests will not receive a personal email back. Instead, please check the book list; if it is marked “sold” but you did not receive a message from me, it was sold to somebody else.

HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT
After receiving your invoice, please submit your payment within seven days. Buyers may pay as follows:
1.       Buyers within the continental U.S. may pay via PayPal or personal check.
2.       Buyers from Canada may pay via PayPal only.

ORDER FULFILLMENT
Your order will ship after your payment has cleared. You will receive an email confirming that your order has shipped.

RESTRICTIONS
No returns. All sales are final.

Buyers who reserve a book but do not submit payment within 7 days of invoice will lose their reservation and the book will be relisted. At the seller’s discretion, buyers who reserve books but do not complete the transaction may be ineligible for future purchases.
Black Friday Book Sale 2011
Books for sale! (Want to buy a book? See instructions for buyers at the bottom of this post.)
Prices are for book only. Additional shipping costs to be calculated based on the buyer's location.
 
1. Acadians in Exile by Rev. Donald J. Hebert (1980). Cecilia, Louisiana: Hebert Publications. Price: $50.  SOLD
  • This out-of-print volume is includes valuable  information about Acadians who were in Acadia; South America; France; and the West Indies.It consists of genealogy and census records.
2. The Acadian Exiles in the American Colonies. Milton P. Rieder, Jr. and Norma Gaudet Rieder. (1977). Price: $50.  SOLD
  • This excellent book states where the exiles were in the colonies. Out of print and very difficult to find. This is an ex-library edition.
3. History of Acadia, from Its First Discovery to Its Surrender to England by the Treaty of Paris. James Hannay. (1879.)  J & A McMillan Press. Price: $125.  SOLD

  • This is a beautiful old book with historic significance. It's a collectable in good condition. I think this is a first edition. It's the book in the center at top. The spine is worn more than the cover, as is typical with books of this age.
4. Baie des Chaleurs Parish Registres, 1786-1799. Transcribed and translated into English by Janet B. Gehn (1984).  Price: $25.  SOLD
  • Baie des Chaleurs was an important area for Acadians who went there after the exile ended. This book consists of genealogy. It's a little marked up here and there with some highlighting from a previous owner, but overall is in good condition.
5. Repertoire des Mariages/Marriage Repertoty de Bécancour, Cté Nicolet, Quebec, 1716-1914.   Par/By Dominique Campagna, S.C. Price:  $40
  • Almost all marriages in this repertoire consists of Acadian marriages post exile.  
 6.  Repertoire des Mariages/Marriage Reprrtory for St-Grégoire Parish, Cté/Cty Nicolet, Quebec, 1803-1946.  Compiled by Alphonse Allard and Albert Labonté. Price:  $40
  •  Many of the marriages at St-Grégoire were Acadian marriages post exile.
 7.  Repertoire des St-Ours/St-Ours Marriage Repertoire,1750-1975, Compiled by Gerard Binette and Yvette Binette (1976).  Price:  $40 SOLD

  • Another predominantly Acadian parish post exile.
 8.  The Melansons of Nineteenth-Century Southeastern New Brunswick, A Genealogy by Michael B. Melanson (1998) First Edition. Price: $15 SOLD

 9.   The Melanson Story, Acadian Family, Acadian Times by Margaret C. Melanson, (2003).Price: $34
  • This illustrated historical biography traces the lives and adventures of Pierre and Charles Mellanson, the precursors of all of today's Melansons and Melançons.
10.  Montcalm and Wolfe, Volume 1 by Francis Parkman (1889). Thirteenth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.  Price: $50
  • This antique edition has lovely brown decorative covers in an arts and crafts style. In good condition. Chapter VIII: Removal of the Acadians is especially pertinent to Acadian genealogy and history. It covers: "State of Acadia. Threatened Invasion. Peril of the English. Their Plans. French Forts to be attacked. Beausejour and its Occupants. French treatment of the Acadians. John Winslow. Siege and Capture of Beausejour. Attitude of Acadians. Influence of their Priests. They refuse the Oath of Allegiance. Their Condition and Character. Pretended Neutrals. Moderation of English Authorities. The Acadians persist in their Refusal. Enemies or Subjects? Choice of the Acadians. The Consequences. Their Removal determined. Winslow at Grand Pre. Conference with Murray. Summons to the Inhabitants. Their Seizure. Their Embarkation. Their Fate. Their Treatment in Canada. Misapprehension concerning them." 

Lucie's Acadian Home Book Sale:
Information for Buyers
PRICING
For each book, I list a sale price that covers the cost of the book ONLY. In addition to this price, the buyer will pay the shipping and handling costs as calculated by the seller. (Note that handling costs cover the cost of shipping supplies.)

HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER
Email luciemc@acadian-home.org with the name(s) of the book(s) you wish to purchase AND your mailing address (so that I may calculate shipping costs accurately). Requests will be filled in the order received. If you were the first to respond requesting a book, you will receive a return email confirming this.

POLICIES
First come, first served. Whoever emails me first with a request will receive an email confirmation from me, followed by an invoice.

Prospective buyers who are unsuccessful in their requests will not receive a personal email back. Instead, please check the book list; if it is marked “sold” but you did not receive a message from me, it was sold to somebody else.

HOW TO MAKE PAYMENT
After receiving your invoice, please submit your payment within seven days. Buyers may pay as follows:
1.       Buyers within the continental U.S. may pay via PayPal or personal check.
2.       Buyers from Canada may pay via PayPal only.

ORDER FULFILLMENT
Your order will ship after your payment has cleared. You will receive an email confirming that your order has shipped.

RESTRICTIONS
No returns. All sales are final.

Buyers who reserve a book but do not submit payment within 7 days of invoice will lose their reservation and the book will be relisted. At the seller’s discretion, buyers who reserve books but do not complete the transaction may be ineligible for future purchases.
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