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Land of the midnight sun : a history of the Yukon

Author: Kenneth Coates
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
Series: Carleton library series, 202.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"While the Klondike Gold Rush is one of the most widely known events in Canadian history, particularly outside Canada, the rest of the Yukon's long and diverse history attracts little attention. Important developments such as Herschel Island whaling, pre-1900 fur trading, the post-World War II resource boom, a lengthy struggle for responsible government, and the emergence of Aboriginal political protest remain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Coates, Kenneth, 1956-, author.
Land of the midnight sun.:
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.
(CaOONL)20179036408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 9780773552128 077355212X
OCLC Number: 987578815
Description: xix, 362 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Carleton library series, 202.
Responsibility: Ken S. Coates & William R. Morrison.

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"While the Klondike Gold Rush is one of the most widely known events in Canadian history, particularly outside Canada, the rest of the Yukon's long and diverse history attracts little attention. Important developments such as Herschel Island whaling, pre-1900 fur trading, the post-World War II resource boom, a lengthy struggle for responsible government, and the emergence of Aboriginal political protest remain poorly understood. Placing well-known historical episodes within the broader sweep of the past, Land of the Midnight Sun gives particular emphasis to the role of First Nations people and the lengthy struggle of Yukoners to find their place within Confederation. This broader story incorporates the introduction of mammoth dredges that scoured the Klondike creeks, the impressive Elsa-Keno Hill silver mines, the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal children, the devastation caused by the sinking of the Princess Sophia, the Yukon's remarkable contributions to the national World War I effort, and the.

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"A must for anyone interested in the Yukon's history from the pre-gold rush days through the `lean' years and both wars to the present." Northern Review "Fortunately, we now have the first excellent Read more...

 
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