Chronology of Acadian/Cajun History

Acadian chronology (1604-1755 here) will be based largely on Naomi E. S. Griffith's magisterial From Immigrant to Acadian: A North American Border People 1604-1755 (Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005).  A more detailed chronology of Le Grand Dérangement (1755-1785 here), compiled by Paul Delaney, can be found on the website <>.  The most detailed histories of the Acadians in Louisiana (1764-1865 here) are Carl A. Brasseaux's The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803 (Baton Rouge & London: Louisiana State University Press, 1987), and the sequel, Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877 (Jackson & London:  University Press of Mississippi, 1992), to be followed closely here.







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