Drawing from personal accounts, French- and English-language newspapers and records from the legislative assembly, Wilbur chronicles the Acadians' century-long search for cultural autonomy and political equality.
He records how the political activities of French New Brunswickers helped them obtain French-language education and social services and led to the declaration of their province as Canada's only officially bilingual province.
About the author
RICHARD WILBUR has maintained a dual career as a teacher of Canadian history and a freelance journalist. His books include Rise of French New Brunswick and Silver Harvest, the Fundy Weirmen`s Story, which won the Canadian Historical Association Regional Certificate Award. He lives in St. Andrews NB.