Beyond This Site

The authors of this Internet archive have worked hard to gather together virtually all of the articles and chapters of books that have been written about Jerome since the middle of the 19th Century. We were the first “professional” historians to study his case. Few publications about Jerome cannot be found here. The Acadians of Nova Scotia have been neglected by historians, who have concentrated instead on the Acadians of New Brunswick. As well, the town of Clare is often forgotten in studies of the Acadian communities of Nova Scotia. There are more local, amateur and self-published works on St. Mary’s Bay than there are studies by university researchers.

There are, however, some very good publications that will enable you to better explore and understand the lives of the poor, the handicapped and immigrants in the Maritimes, as well as the Acadian society in which Jerome lived. These are the works that you will find in this bibliography.

Other Online Sources

Official Site of the Municipality of Clare (external link)

Official Site of the Acadian Region of St. Mary’s Bay (external link)

Life and Immigration in the Maritimes of the 19th Century

Alexander, David. “Economic Growth in the Atlantic Region, 1880-1940,” in Acadiensis Reader, vol. 2, Atlantic Canada After Confederation, 2nd ed., P. A. Buckner and David Frank, dirs. Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 1988: 134-163.

Carrigan, D. Owen. “The Immigrant Experience In Halifax, 1881-1931.” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 1988 20(3): 28-41.

Forbes, E. R. and D. A. Muise, dirs. The Atlantic Provinces in Confederation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997, the two first parts.

Jabbra, Nancy W. and Ronald L. Cosper. “Ethnicity In Atlantic Canada: A Survey.” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 1988 20(3): 6-27.

Kennedy, Roy M. “Some Came To Nova Scotia.” Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly, 1979 9(2): 99-112.

See, Scott W. Riots in New Brunswick: Orange Nativism and Social Violence in the 1840s. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Thorton, Patricia A. “The Problem with Out-Migration from Atlantic Canada, 1871-1921: A New Look,” in Acadiensis Reader, vol. 2, Atlantic Canada After Confederation, 2nd ed., P. A. Buckner and David Frank, dirs. Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 1988: 34-65.

Poverty, Solidarity, Handicaps and Sickness in the 19th Century

Bitterman, Rusty, Robert A. MacKinnon and Graeme Wynn. “Of Inequality And Interdependence In The Nova Scotian Countryside, 1850-1870.” Canadian Historical Review, 1993 74(1): 1-43.

Keating, Peter. La science du mal: L’institution de la psychiatrie au Québec, 1800-1914. Quebec: Boréal, 1993.

MacKinnon, Robert. “Roads, Cart Tracks, And Bridle Paths: Land Transportation And The Domestic Economy Of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Eastern British North America.” Canadian Historical Review, 2003 84(2): 177-216.

Moran, James E. Committed to the State Asylum, Insanity and Society in Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Ontario. Montreal/Kingston: MQUP, 2000.

St-Amand, Nérée. “La Folie au Nouveau-Brunswick: ‘No Insane Man Recovers at Home’,” Bulletin d'Histoire Politique, 2002 10(3): 105-117.

Thomson, Rosemarie Garland, dir. Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body. New York: New York University Press, 1996.

Acadian Society and Culture in Nova Scotia and St. Mary’s Bay

[Collective]. Les régions acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse: histoire et anecdotes, proceedings of the first symposium of the Acadian historical societies of Nova Scotia. [Church Point, N.S.]: Centre acadien/Université Sainte-Anne, 1982.

Comeau-Tufts, Édith. Acadiennes de Clare. Clare: Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, 1977.

Daigle, Jean, dir. L’Acadie des Maritimes. Moncton: Chair d’Études acadiennes/Université de Moncton, 1993.

Deveau, J. Alphonse. Clare ou La ville française. Volume 1: Les premiers cent ans. Clare: self-published [c1980].

Doucet, Alain. Littérature orale de la Baie Sainte-Marie. Yarmouth: Sentinel Printing, 1965.

Dupont, Jean-Claude. Coutumes et croyances. Sainte-Foy, Quebec: Éditions GID, 2002.

Dupont, Jean-Claude. Histoire populaire de l’Acadie. Montreal: Leméac: 1977.

Dupont, Jean-Claude. Les trésors cachés: Québec et Acadie. Sainte-Foy, Quebec: Éditions J.-C. Dupont, 1999.

Landry, Nicolas and Nicole Lang. Histoire de l’Acadie. Sillery: Septentrion, 2001.

Les historiens d’âge d’or de la Baie Sainte-Marie. Clare ou La ville française. Volume 2: Les derniers cent ans. Clare/Yarmouth: Les historiens d’âge d’or de la Baie Sainte-Marie, 1985.

Robichaud, Lise A. Le diable et le cordonnier. Vie et légende de Cy à Mateur. Clare: Les Éditions de la Piquine, 2001.

Ross, Sally and J. Alphonse Deveau. Les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse, hier et aujourd’hui. Halifax: Nimbus Press, 2001.

Société Historique Acadienne. Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 23, no 3-4 (July-Dec. 1992), special issue “Les Acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse.”

Thibodeau, Félix-E. Le Parler de la Baie Sainte-Marie (Nouvelle-Écosse): le vocabulaire de Marc et Philippe. Yarmouth, Éditions Lescarbot, 1988.


Jerome's Secret. Phil Comeau, dir. TVA International, 1994.