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Nova Scotia : shaped by the sea : a living history

Author: Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Viking, 1996.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Choyce
ISBN: 0670865079 9780670865079
OCLC Number: 35881911
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: 1.The sea that surrounds us --
2. The story begins in Africa --
3. Cold wars and warm-blooded mammals --
4. The land of the Mi'kmaq --
5. Early explorers: myths, legends and maybe a few facts --
6. Sailors westward: in search of new worlds --
7. Port Royal and the order of good cheer --
8. A charter for New Scotland --
9. Carving up Acadia --
10. Acadia: more than a bargaining chip --
11. Louisbourg: a fortress city --
12. A fortress for the taking --
13. The acadian way of life --
14. The founding of Halifax --
15. The rowdy town on the harbour --
16. The creation of Lunenburg --
17. Empires at odds --
18. The deportation of the Acadians: into utter misery --
19. The fall of Louisbourg --
20. The land of exile and immigrants --
21. Coastline of conflict --
22. Loyalists: the white and the black --
23. From rags to royalty: Halifax comes of age --
24. 1812 and after --
25. The golden age of sail --
26. Sea crimes of the nineteenth century --
27. Confederation: Nova Scotians become Canadians --
28. The plight of nineteenth-century Nova Scotian women --
29. The savage seas --
30. The decline and fall of the age of sail --
31. Dreamers, schemers and telephone screamers --
32. Toward the turn of the century --
33. A sound past all hearing --
34. Aftermath of the Halifax explosion --
35. Rum and rum-runners --
36. The Bluenose --
37. A province in economic ruin --
38. Nova Scotia in the Second World War --
39. The spoils of war --
40. The fifties and sixties: a friendly remoteness --
41. The tragedy of Africville --
42. Unhealthy habits, unclean harbours --
43. Coal mining in Nova Scotia: a chronicle of despair --
44. The death of fish --
45. Fish sheds and federal politics.
Responsibility: Lesley Choyce.

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