Acadian Women of Prince Edward Island



ISBN: :9781927502747

Acadian Women of Prince Edward Island

Three Centuries of Action

  Author:   Georges Arsenault, Jacinthe Laforest,  
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

From the time of their arrival on Isle Saint-Jean in the early 1700s,Acadian women played a major role in the survival of the colony.Over the generations, they have been active in the home and in the community. They have nursed, taught, worked, sung, prayed, and served. Integrated into a well-documented text with numerous photographs, their testimonies provide a history of the Acadie of Prince Edward Island. This book relates how that history was lived by Acadian women and influenced by their action and determination.

Details and Specs
Item AC0140
PublisherAcorn Press
PublishedOctober 3 2016
Language eng
Pages 200
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Georges Arsenault is an historian and ethnologist. He has published extensively in French on the Acadian history and culture of Prince Edward Island. Many of his works have been translated, including The Island Acadians, The Acadians of Summerside, Acadian Christmas Traditions, Acadian Traditions on Candlemas Day, and Acadian Mi-Car

Jacinthe Laforest has been the editor and principal journalist of the Acadian weekly newspaper La Voix Acadienne since 1988. Over the past three decades she has interviewed hundreds of Island Acadians. She is the author of the official French version of the Acadian national hymn Ave Maris Stella. She has contributed to a number of publications, including the souvenir book on the Bicentenary of Tignish.