A History of Nova-Scotia, Or Acadie, Volume 2

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J. Barnes, 1866 - Acadia - 637 pages
This is the second of a three-volume series that discusses, in great depth, the history of Nova Scotia, including its history as Acadie, the first visit of Frenchman DeMonts, the province's early fishing and trading economy and much more. This volume begins in 1740 with the arrival of Mascarene from Boston and continues through the year 1781 and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.

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