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The Acadian Renaissance

Musée acadien de l'université de Moncton

The century that follows the expulsion of the Acadians -- the Great Upheaval of 1755 -- is a period of reconstruction for the Acadian people. But it is also a period of isolation, due to the fact that they are scattered throughout various regions of eastern Canada. During the second half of the 19th century, a growing awareness on the part of all Acadians produces a desire for a society on a par with that of their English and French-Canadian fellow citizens. This, in turn, leads to a remarkable resurgence of this forsaken people, one that makes itself felt at all levels - social, economic, political, cultural and religious. The period in question becomes known as the Acadian Renaissance.


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