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Canada's Colonies

A History of the Yukon and Northwest Territories

By Ken S. Coates

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Furs, gold, whales, oil--the reason for going north has always been to empty the treasure house. The northern territories are vast and sparsely populated, so southern Canadians have been content to consider the North a colony, not a true part of Canada.
Since the first British naval expeditions to the "Frozen North," the history of the region has been romanticised. This book presents that history as seen from the North itself. Ken Coates begins by describing the resilient pre-European cultures of the Dene and Inuit peoples. Chapters are devoted to each period of development--the fur trade, Arctic whaling, the Klondike Gold Rush, military projects like the Alaska Highway, Ottawa's "bureaucratisation" of the North, and the resource projects of recent years.
First published in 1985, this book shows that modern northern politics have deep roots in the true history of "Canada's colonies."

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Approaching the North
1. The Land, Original Peoples and First Contacts
2. The Early Fur Trade
3. The Gold Frontier and the Klondike
4. The Doldrums in the Middle North
5. Boom and Bust in the Arctic
6. The Army's North
7. The Bureaucrats' North
8. Whither the North
Further Reading
Index

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 260 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1985
ISBN: 9780888629319
Format: 7in x 4.25in

Binding: Electronic book text
Publication Date: 15th December 2011
ISBN: 9781552779408
Format: EPUB

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 1st January 1985
ISBN: 9780888629326
Binding: Hardback

BISAC Code:  HIS006000
Imprint: Lorimer


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