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A historical and legal study of sovereignty in the Canadian north : terrestrial sovereignty, 1870-1939

Author: Gordon W Smith; P Whitney Lackenbauer
Publisher: Calgary, Alberta : University of Calgary Press, 2014.
Series: Northern lights series (Calgary, Alta.), no. 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Smith, Gordon W., 1918-2000, author.
Historical and legal study of sovereignty in the Canadian north.
(CaOONL)20149029659
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon W Smith; P Whitney Lackenbauer
ISBN: 9781552387207 1552387208 1552387747 9781552387740 1552387763 9781552387764 9781552387757 1552387755
OCLC Number: 880490604
Description: 491 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Territorial sovereignty before 1870 --
The transfers of arctic territories from Great Britain to Canada, 1870-80 --
Period of relative inactivity and unconcern, 1880-95 --
Organization and administration of the NWT, 1895-1918 --
Whaling and the Yukon gold rush --
The Alaska boundary dispute --
Foreign explorers in the Canadian North, 1877-1917 --
Canadian government expeditions to northern waters, 1897-1918 --
The sector principle and the background of Canada's sector claim --
Vilhjalmur Stefansson and his plans for northern enterprise after the first World War --
Danish sovereignty, Greenland, and the Ellesmere Island affair of 1919-21 --
The Wrangel Island affair of the early 1920s --
The question of sovereignty over the Sverdrup Islands, 1925-30 --
The Eastern Greenland case and its implications for the Canadian North --
American explorers in the Canadian Arctic and related matters, 1918-39 --
The Eastern Arctic Patrol, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and other government activities, 1922-39 --
Epilogue: Henry Larsen, the St. Roch, and the Northwest Passage Voyage of 1940-42.
Series Title: Northern lights series (Calgary, Alta.), no. 17.
Responsibility: Gordon W. Smith ; edited by P. Whitney Lackenbauer.
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