The Northward Expansion of Canada, 1914-1967

By: Zaslow, Morris

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DJ has 1" closed tear top back panel, slight sticker damage lower back panel. ; A bright, solid book,dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; The Canadian Centenary Series #16; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6 X 1 inches; 423 pages; "In the concluding volume of his study of the evolution of the Canadian North since Confederation in 1867, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country’s physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly used for hunting and trapping by Native peoples.At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canadians followed at a more measured pace. Although this northward expansion was temporarily curbed by the Great Depression and wartime, the Second World War brought a new kind of northern development. The exploring expedition during the early-20th century aside, Canadian sensibilities and sovereignty in the Far North were more upset by the presence of United States forces engaged in joint defence projects during the war and in high-technology surveillance in the tense years of the Cold War. All of these activities reduced the possibility for Native peoples to continue to follow their old ways, already compromised by wildlife exploitation and environmental degradation. In the face of challenges from white hunters and resource developers, Native peoples in Canada’s North suffered from ineffectual efforts or benign neglect by government. Unprepared for the social and economic revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, they were overwhelmed by the rush of events. Professor Zaslow follows their problems sympathetically and examines the efforts of recent governments to help them adapt to the new conditions." (jacket blurb)

Title: The Northward Expansion of Canada, 1914-1967

Author Name: Zaslow, Morris

Categories: North, Canada, North,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1988

ISBN Number: 0771090714

ISBN Number 13: 9780771090714

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 16178

Keywords: Arctic eskimo Metis Nunavut