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The Resource Something of a peasant paradise? : comparing rural societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755, Gregory M.W. Kennedy

Something of a peasant paradise? : comparing rural societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755, Gregory M.W. Kennedy

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Something of a peasant paradise? : comparing rural societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755
Title
Something of a peasant paradise?
Title remainder
comparing rural societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755
Statement of responsibility
Gregory M.W. Kennedy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Were Acadians better off than their rural counterparts in old regime France? Did they enjoy a Golden Age? To what degree did a distinct Acadian identity emerge before the wars and deportations of the mid-eighteenth century? In Something of a Peasant Paradise?, Gregory Kennedy compares Acadie in North America with a region of western France, the Loudunais, from which a number of the colonists originated. Kennedy considers the natural environment, the role of the state, the economy, the seigneury, and local governance in each place to show that similarities between the two societies have been greatly underestimated or ignored. The Acadian colonists and the people of the Loudunais were frontier peoples, with dispersed settlement patterns based on kin groups, who sought to make the best use of the land and to profit from trade opportunities. Both societies were hierarchical, demonstrated a high degree of political agency, and employed the same institutions of local governance to organize their affairs and negotiate state demands. Neither group was inherently more prosperous, egalitarian, or independent-minded than the other. Rather, the emergence of a distinct Acadian identity can be traced to the gradual adaptation of traditional methods, institutions, and ideas to their new environmental and political situations. A compelling comparative analysis based on archival evidence on both sides of the Atlantic, Something of a Peasant Paradise? challenges the traditional historiography and demonstrates that Acadian society shared many of its characteristics with other French rural societies of the period"--
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Back cover
Cataloging source
VT2
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1978-
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Kennedy, Gregory M. W.
Dewey number
971.5/017
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1038
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peasants
  • Peasants
  • Acadians
  • Acadia
  • Loudun (France)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Acadians
  • Peasants
  • France
  • North America
Label
Something of a peasant paradise? : comparing rural societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755, Gregory M.W. Kennedy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Natural Environment -- The Political and Military Environment -- The Rural Economy -- The Seigneury -- Institutions of Local Governance -- Conclusion
Control code
1055399384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773590557
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5zbj7z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055399384
Label
Something of a peasant paradise? : comparing rural societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755, Gregory M.W. Kennedy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Natural Environment -- The Political and Military Environment -- The Rural Economy -- The Seigneury -- Institutions of Local Governance -- Conclusion
Control code
1055399384
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773590557
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5zbj7z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055399384

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