par Vasquez-Parra, Adeline
Référence Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, 66, 2, page (205-230)
Publication Publié, 2012
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This historiographical account puts into perspective the different constructions of Acadian identity through the narrative of their New England deportation. Sometimes viewed as "prisoners of war", "refugees"or simply the "French enemy", representations of the Acadian in cross-national historiography is often an image of otherness. Largely dependent on the historical context in which it takes place, the representation of the Acadian also becomes a means for some historians, to excuse their nation's participation or, on the contrary, to accuse other nations in their deportation. Unraveling this representation however reveals intellectual exchanges between historians of different nationalities and of different mother tongues. The article also examines the exploitation of some archives and the "loss"of others.