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The Acadians’ Exile in Maryland A Dark and Distant Memory by Dick Cooper Ethnic Cleansing: The practice of removing or killing people who belong to an ethnic group that is different from the ruling group in a country or region. This phrase began creeping into news accounts 20 years ago during the Yugoslav Wars when Serbs, Croats, Bosnians and A lbanians uncorked hundreds of years of racial and religious hatred and began

killing each other. “Ethnic Cleansing” sounds better than genocide, especially to the people who were carrying out the mass murders. Whenever t he phrase is used these days, it is in reports from far-of f places: the Middle East, Africa or Central Asia. But one of the dark and seldom-told stories in North American history is the forced deportation of as many as

The French-speaking Acadians were forced from their homes and shipped to towns throughout the 13 colonies. 23

May 2014 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times May 2014

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