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Acadia/Nova Scotia/Mi'kma'ki: The French, English, and Native Northeast, 1604-1784
HIST 182
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 221

Early Nova Scotia suffered from an identity crisis. Known to European as "Acadia or Nova Scotia" and to Aboriginals as Mi'kma'ki, northeastern North America witnessed exciting and illuminating events. In this seminar, students will examine Acadia as a synecdoche for the early American experience. We will examine the first settlements by Champlain and de Mons (four years before Jamestown); the slow growth of an Acadian society; intensive French-British-Aboriginal competition for sovereignty; the forced expulsion of over 10,000 inhabitants; and the impact of the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution. As a specifically British, French, or Aboriginal site the northeast has much to teach us. When examined from all three perspectives, however, the Canadian maritime region offers a window into the complexities of early American history.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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