Site icon Ben Franklin's World

Episode 232: Christopher Hodson, The Acadian Diaspora

https://traffic.libsyn.com/benfranklinsworld/232_Hodson.mp3?_=1

Before the English settled in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 or the Dutch settled near Albany, New York in 1615, a group of French-speaking, Catholic settlers established a settlement in Nova Scotia in 1605.

By 1755, nearly 15,000 Acadians lived in Acadia.

Christopher Hodson, an Associate Professor of history at Brigham Young University and the author of The Acadian Diaspora, joins us to investigate the lives of these early North American colonists and how the British government came to displace them through a forced migration in 1755.

About the Show

Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history.

It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.

Each episode features a conversation with a historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.

Ben Franklin’s World is a production of the Omohundro Institute.

Episode Summary

Christopher Hodson, an Associate Professor of history at Brigham Young University and the author of The Acadian Diaspora, joins us to investigate the lives of the Acadians and how the British government came to displace them through a forced migration in 1755.

During our investigation, Chris reveals who the Acadians were and how they came to settle in North America; Details about how the Acadians lived, farmed, and traded while in Acadia; And, why the British government forcibly relocated the Acadians after 1755 and information about some of the places the displaced Acadians landed.

What You’ll Discover

 

Meet Ups & Talks

 

Links to People, Places, and Publications

Sponsor Links

Complementary Episodes

 

Time Warp Question

In your opinion, what might have happened if the geopolitics of the eighteenth century had been different and the Acadians had been allowed to stay in Nova Scotia after 1755?

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Do you have a question, comment, or suggestion?

Get in Touch! Send me an e-mail, tweet, or leave a comment.

 

Subscribe!

Enjoy the Podcast?

Why Not Subscribe?

| |

Ratings & Reviews

If you enjoy this podcast, please give it a rating and review.

Positive ratings and reviews help bring Ben Franklin's World to the attention of other history lovers who may not be aware of our show

Click here to rate & review on iTunes | Click here to rate & review on Stitcher

Share this