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Planter Studies Centre, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada  

Acadia University is ideally suited to house the Planter Studies Centre. Itself the product of the Planter commitment to education, Acadia is located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the heart of "Planter Country."
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Planter Studies Volume 5

Available from Acadiensis Press or Nimbus.

The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759-1830 - T. Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau, eds.
Publication Date: 2012
The early Maritime Provinces were at the centre of a struggle for supremacy in the Atlantic World - "ground zero in the battle for North America," writes Jerry Bannister of Dalhousie University. This is the latest in our classic series of Planter Studies on the social, economic and cultural history of the region, reflecting the influence of the new "Atlantic World" scholarship and exploring the community structures, economies, loyalties and religions of Planter Nova Scotia.

Edited and introduced by T. Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau of Acadia University, with chapters by leading writers and scholars in the field, including Barry Moody, Jerry Bannister, Jonathan Fowler, Allen Roberston, Julian Gwyn, Alexandra Montgomery, Patricia Rogers, Richard Connors, Keith Mercer, Kenneth Paulsen, David Bell, Daniel C. Goodwin, and Gwen Davies. Handsomely designed and printed for us by Andrew Steeves, Gaspereau Press.


Fourth Read Family Lecture in Planter Studies

Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield, "Slavery in Nova Scotia before 1783: Planter Slavery in Context"

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m., K.C. Irving Centre Auditorium, Acadia University.

In commemoration of African Heritage Month

Reception to follow

Presented with the support of Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost, Harrison McCain Visiting Professor, he Lumsden Chair in Religious Studies, the Mark Curry Chair in History and the Department of History and Classics.


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    The Planter Studies Centre

    Acadia University's Planter Studies Centre is a research institute focused on the 8000 New England residents who migrated to Nova Scotia between 1759 and 1774. Known as "Planters" (the old English term for colonists), they settled in townships throughout the frontier colony of Nova Scotia (which included the modern Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). They were among the first anglophone immigrants to the mainland area of present-day Canada.

    The Planter Studies Centre assists researchers in a variety of fields connected with Planter Studies. The Planters have often been overlooked by mainstream historians, and this makes Planter research all the more intriguing. Professional and amateur scholars alike explore Planter genealogy, music, literacy, gravestones, material culture (which includes architecture and artifacts), as well as economic history, religious history, family history, and political history.

    Chair of Planter Studies Committee

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