Creating a Modern Countryside : Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia. (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Creating a Modern Countryside : Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia.

Author: James Murton
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2014.
Series: Nature, history, society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early 1900s, British Columbia embarked on a brief but intense effort to manufacture a modern countryside. The government wished to reward veterans of the Great War with new lives: soldiers and other settlers would benefit from living in a rural community, considered a more healthy and moral alternative to urban life. But the fundamental reason for the land resettlement project was the rise of progressive or  Read more...
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Murton, James.
Creating a Modern Countryside : Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Murton
ISBN: 9780774855839 0774855835
OCLC Number: 923445025
Awards: Winner of K.D. Srivastava Award 2007 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages).
Contents: ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Foreword: Soldiers� Fields""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""A Note on Terminology and Units of Measure""; ""Introduction""; ""PART 1: A MODERN COUNTRYSIDE""; ""1 Liberalism and the Land""; ""2 Soldiers, Science, and an Alternative Modernity""; ""PART 2: WHERE APPLES GROW BEST""; ""3 Stump Farms: Soldier Settlement at Merville""; ""4 Creating Order at Sumas""; ""5 Achieving the Modern Countryside""; ""PART 3: BACK TO WORK""; ""6 Pattullo�s New Deal""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E"" ""F""""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""
Series Title: Nature, history, society.

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In the early 1900s, British Columbia embarked on a brief but intense effort, with long consequences, to manufacture a modern countryside. For the first time, the state directly intervened in planning  Read more...

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Murton's main contrubution to environmental history is his analysis of state formation whithin a region, an order that depended upon establishing a new and more direct relationship with the land. Read more...

 
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