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“A long-needed work on a theme
so central to Louisiana history, culture an
d identity.”

Brian Costello, author & historian 

“You have captured the evolution of the Evangeline story by sifting through the generational contexts.”

—Liz Williams, cultural anthropologist 

“This book should be used as a textbook for teaching history, literature, and sociology in every school in Louisiana, French Canada, and parts of France.”

—Warren Perrin, author & chair of the Acadian Museum 


Zoom interview with Maine Historical Society

The intriguing story behind

an Acadian icon


When poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie in 1847, he gave voice to a people who had been essentially forgotten and memorialized an event of historic significance, Le Grand Dérangement—the forced expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia. The poem brought recognition for a unique ethnic group and gave the world an enigmatic icon, Evangeline. History, fiction, pride, and poetry have since blended together with each generation. But the universal tenets embodied by Evangeline—love, perseverance, and hope, continue to resonate with people from all walks of life.

ISBN: 978-0578332871  

7” x 7” Soft cover, Perfect bound, 84 pages

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