At one time, Acadia reached from Nova Scotia to the middle of Maine, though its boundaries were perennially in dispute between France and Britain. Acadia's richest lands were farmed by French emigrants who were among colonial America's most unusual settlers. British and French governors alike were frustrated by these "ungovernable people" who would fight no wars, pay no taxes, and bend to no government authority. Eventually British authorities forcibly expelled them from their lands in 1755. The dispossessed Acadians scattered across Maine, Canada, and Louisiana, where fragments of their culture survive today. "A Land of Discord Always" is the history of Acadia up to the time of this "grand derangement." It tells how a unique society grew and prospered in an obscure corner of North America only to be crushed in a contest between eighteenth-century imperial superpowers. By Charles D. Mahaffie Jr. 2003 paperback, 320 pages.