Jonathan Fowler

Jonathan Fowler is a historical archaeologist who teaches at Saint Marys University. He holds degrees from Saint Marys, Acadia University, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Oxford and has wide-ranging interests in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and history. For the past decade, Jonathan has directed archaeological excavations at Grand- Pr National Historic Site. He is the co-author, with Paul Erickson, of two popular books on regional archeology, Underground Nova Scotia and Underground New Brunswick.



Earle Lockerby

Earle Lockerby studied chemistry, engineering and management at Mount Allison University, Nova Scotia Technical College and the Imperial College in London before embarking on a thirty-year career in the nuclear power industry. Since his retirement in 1996, he has turned his attention to his other passion, eighteenth-century Maritime history, publishing papers in such peer-reviewed scholarly journals as Acadiensis, Canadian Journal of Native Studies and Native Studies Review. Author of Deportation of the Prince Edward Island Acadians, Lockerby splits his time between his residence in Sandford, Ontario, and his summer cottage at Darnley, PEI.



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Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beausjour and Grand-Pr
Jonathan Fowler, Earle Lockerby

2013 / History / $25.95
9781554471195 / Trade paper / 112 pp


In 1755, Jeremiah Bancroft enlisted to fight against the French Empire in North America. Embarking from Boston that April with 2,000 of his countrymen, his attention was focused on the objective of capturing Fort Beausjour at Chignecto, located on the present-day border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Bancroft could not have predicted the forts rapid surrender, nor his New England forces redeployment against the civilian population of Acadia. His journal preserves an eyewitness account of the deportation of the Acadians in the Grand-Pr area, offering readers a day-by-day account of one of the most dramatic events in Canadian history. Edited, introduced and annotated by Jonathan Fowler and Earle Lockerby, and supported with maps and illustrations, this publication marks the first appearance of Bancrofts diary in book form. It also launches Diaries of the Acadian Deportations, a new series of history books aimed at attentive readers of Canadian history.




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