Title: Expulsion and Survival.
Publisher:  Borealis Press, Ottawa , 2006, ISBN:088887328X
Seller ID: 95599
SMALLWOOD, Bill. Expulsion and Survival. Ottawa : Borealis Press, 2006. Pp (8),1-375,(1). Map. 8vo, illustrated card covers. A volume of historical fiction by Nova Scotian author Bill Smallwood. “Expulsion and Survival is thefifth volume in the Abuse of Power series by Bill Smallwood. French Irregu lars (mostly Acadians and Indians), who had been fighting the British in support of Fortress Louisbourg, had fled across the Bras d´Or Lakes to escapecapture. Two of the fugitives sought shelter on Île Saint Jean (now Prince Edward Island) hoping that the British would not come; but the British cam e. The fugitives, Robert Cameron and Reine LeBlanc, managed to escape the second expulsion of the Acadians by hiding in the backwoods where they believed they could live unnoticed by the conquerors. Unfortunately, the Proprietor System of Land Ownership, established by the English in 1768 and not annulled until after Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation in 1870, was all encompassing; the squatters were discovered. The story of their survival is compelling.” - from the back cover. Very good. 20.00