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"A few acres of snow" : documents in pre-confederation Canadian history

Author: Thomas Thorner; Thor Frohn-Nielsen
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Thorner; Thor Frohn-Nielsen
ISBN: 1551115492 9781551115498 1442602244 9781442602243
OCLC Number: 180772987
Notes: First ed. published 1997 under title: "A few acres of snow" : documents in Canadian history, 1577-1867.
Description: 1 online resource (456 pages)
Contents: "So blind and so ignorant": Looking into other eyes --
"Advantages and inconveniences": The colonization of Canada --
"An afflicted people": The Acadians --
"The ruin of Canada": Last decades of New France --
"The abundant blessings of British rule": Quebec's new administration --
"Our Robinson Crusoe sort of life": Three women in upper Canada --
"The long and heavy chain of abuse": Political crisis in lower Canada --
"An unwanted ebullition of commercial rivalry": North West Company vs. Hudson's Bay Company --
"Sicily of North America": The land issue in Prince Edward Island --
"Undue credit and overwhelming charges": Commerce in Newfoundland --
"The very vitals are chilled": Lumbering in New Brunswick --
"They think they know everything": Nova Scotia's identity --
"Most horrible and heartless": Irish immigration --
"A great humbug": British Columbia's gold rushes --
"The sweet zephyrs of British land": The black experience --
"Like snow beneath an April sun": Mid-nineteenth century native dissent --
"The bold scheme": Confederation.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Thorner ; with assistance from Thor Frohn-Nielsen.
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This collection brings together in accessible form the raw materials of Canadian history.

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