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Making Ontario : agricultural colonization and landscape re-creation before the railway

Author: J David Wood
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The colony that became Ontario arose almost spontaneously as some 10,000 Loyalists moved there following the American Revolution. After the War of 1812 settlers began to spread throughout the interlake peninsula and by the middle of the nineteenth century a mature forest ecosystem was increasingly replaced by farms. The scale of change from forest to cropland profoundly affected the environment. Liberally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J David Wood
ISBN: 0773518924 9780773518926
OCLC Number: 48508715
Description: xxi, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: J. David Wood.

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In Making Ontario David Wood shows that the most effective agent of change in the first century of Ontario's development was not the locomotive but settlers' attempts to change the forest into  Read more...

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