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The Alaska Highway : papers of the 40th Anniversary Symposium

Author: Kenneth Coates
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains 14 papers presented at the Alaska Highway 40th Anniversary Symposium, held June 1982 at Northern Lights College, Fort St. John, BC. Divided into five sections: Planning the highway. - Building the highway. - Canadian sovereignty and the Alaska Highway. - The postwar highway. - The impact of the Alaska Highway.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alaska Highway 40th Anniversary Symposium (1982 : Northern Lights College).
Alaska Highway.
Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1985
(OCoLC)562445743
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 0774802294 9780774802291
OCLC Number: 14132184
Notes: Papers presented at the Alaska Highway 40th Anniversary Symposium, held in June 1982 at Northern Lights College, Ft. St. John, B.C.
Description: xvi, 208 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1. Planning the highway --
1. The latent fear : Canadian-American relations and early proposals for a highway to Alaska / David Remley --
2. T.D. Pattullo and the British Columbia to Alaska Highway / Robin Fisher --
3. The realities of strategic planning : the decision to build the Alaska Highway / M.V. Bezeau --
section 2. Building the highway --
4. General Bill Hoge and the Alaska Highway / John T. Greenwood --
5. Cut, fill and straighten : the role of the public roads administration in the building of the Alaska Highway / Heath Twichell --
6. The Army Medical Department and the construction of the Alaska Highway / Dwight D. Oland --
7. Surveying the line : the Canadian participation / Don W. Thomson --
section 3. Canadian sovereignty and the Alaska Highway --
8. The army of occupation : Malcolm MacDonald and U.S. military involvement in the Canadian Northwest / Curtis R. Nordman --
Appendix. Note on developments in North-Western Canada --
9. The Alaska Highway in Canada-United States relations / Richard J. Diubaldo --
section 4. The postwar highway --
10. "Really a defile throughout its length" : the defence of the Alaska Highway in peacetime / Stephen J. Harris --
11. The civilian highway : Public Works Canada and the Alaska Highway, 1964-83 / Kenneth Coates --
section 5. The impact of the Alaska Highway --
12. The Alaska Highway and the Indians of the Southern Yukon, 1942-50 : a study of Native adaptation to northern development / Kenneth Coates --
13. The gravel magnet : some social impacts of the Alaska Highway on Yukon Indians / Julie Cruikshank --
14. The impact of the Alaska Highway on Dawson City / Richard Stuart.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Coates.

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Contains 14 papers presented at the Alaska Highway 40th Anniversary Symposium, held June 1982 at Northern Lights College, Fort St. John, BC. Divided into five sections: Planning the highway. - Building the highway. - Canadian sovereignty and the Alaska Highway. - The postwar highway. - The impact of the Alaska Highway.

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