Download E-books Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed: Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried to Canada, 1774-1855 PDF

By Lucille H. Campey

The days while Aberdeen’s "fast crusing and copper-bottomed" ships carried emigrant Scots to Canada are dropped at lifestyles during this interesting account of the northern Scotland exodus throughout the crusing send period. Taking readers via new and little-used documentary resources, Lucille H. Campey unearths convincing proof of fine ships, sailed by way of skilled captains and controlled through respected humans, therefore hard head at the perceived imagery of abominable sea passages in leaking outdated tubs. And by way of contemplating the importance of send layout and dimension, she opens a brand new window on our figuring out of emigrant trip. rather than targeting the intense situations of discomfort and mishaps, to be present in anecdotal fabric, Campey’s method is to spot all the emigrant sea crossings to Canada made on Aberdeen crusing ships.

Observing the ships which accrued passengers from the port of Aberdeen in addition to these which accrued emigrants at Highland ports, specially Cromarty and Thurso, Campey unearths the procedures at paintings and the folks who labored backstage to supply the prone. Her following of the emigrant Scots directly to their New international locations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and top Canada presents us with a chance to work out how occasions in Canada have been influencing either the choice to to migrate and selection of place. those emigrant Scots succeeded, frequently after tricky beginnings, and might endow Canada with their wealthy traditions and tradition which live to tell the tale to this day.

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Download E-books Moon British Columbia: Including the Alaska Highway (Moon Handbooks) PDF

By Andrew Hempstead

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead grants his special viewpoint on British Columbia, from eating on the better of Vancouver’s 3,000 eating places and cafés to snowboarding and skiing at the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead deals specified journey principles that make the most of the region’s striking outside suggestions, resembling wintry weather enjoyable and B.C. highway journey. choked with details on eating, transportation, and lodgings, Moon British Columbia has plenty of concepts for various commute budgets. entire with tips on whale-watching close to Telegraph Cove, mountaineering the Stanley Glacier path, and camping out close to Mount Robson, Moon British Columbia supplies tourists the instruments they should create a extra own and noteworthy experience.

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Download E-books The Lifeline of the Oregon Country: The Fraser-Columbia Brigade System, 1811-47 PDF

By James R. Gibson

Within the Lifeline of the Oregon state, James Gibson compellingly immerses the reader in a single of the main intractable difficulties confronted through the Hudson's Bay corporation: find out how to observe wealth from this sort of distant and bold land. The personalities, areas, stumbling blocks, and operations inquisitive about the brigade approach are all defined in attention-grabbing aspect, stretch by means of stretch from fortress St. James, the depot of recent Caledonia at the top reaches of the Fraser River, to castle Vancouver, the Columbia Department's entrepot at the reduce Columbia River, and again. by no means earlier than has this sort of wealthy number of basic details in regards to the fur alternate provide procedure and the constraining function of logistics been so meticulously assembled. The Lifeline of the Oregon kingdom will end up essential to historians, researchers, and fur exchange fans alike, and is a vital contribution to our realizing of the commercial historical past of the Pacific Slope.

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Download E-books Russian Shadows on the British Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1890: A Study of Rejection of Defense Responsibilities (Pacific Maritime Studies Series) PDF

By Glynn Barratt

Russia threw her shadow at the Northwest Coast sooner than the British got here to what's referred to now as British Columbia. Spanish fears of a 'Muscovite' improve on her possessions from Alaskan outposts have been popular in eighteenth-century Europe. This publication makes a speciality of the advance of British and Canadian perceptions of Russian naval energy within the Pacific throughout the 19th century and weighs the implications -- mental, political, and army -- of the reluctance of either international locations to imagine coastal defence obligations.

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Download E-books The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961 PDF

By Gordon Swoger

The unusual Odyssey of Poland’s nationwide Treasures, 1939-1961 tells the tale of the Polish nationwide treasures –their evacuation from their place of origin below perilous stipulations after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and their next removing to western Europe after which to Canada. on the finish of the conflict Polish governments, a Communist one in Warsaw and a non-Communist one in London, vied for regulate of the nationwide treasures. earlier than lengthy the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, the RCMP, and the Canadian and Quebec governments all turned fascinated by the determined hide-and-seek disagreement among the 2 Polish governments. finally, in February 1961, the discharge of the old treasures was once negotiated they usually have been lower back to their place of origin, twenty-two years after their wartime departure. It used to be certainly an extended voyage home!

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Download E-books Views from Fort Battleford: Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian West (Canadian Plains Studies) PDF

The parable of the Mounties as impartial arbiters among Aboriginal peoples and incoming settlers continues to be a cornerstone of the western Canadian narrative of a calm frontier adventure that differs dramatically from its American identical. Walter Hildebrandt eviscerates this delusion, putting the NWMP and early cost in a world framework of imperialist plunder and the imposition of colonialist ideology.

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Download E-books A Long Way from Home: The Tuberculosis Epidemic among the Inuit (McGill-Queen’s/Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, H) PDF

By Pat Sandiford Grygier

Based on reminiscences of sufferers, interviews with members within the govt courses, to be had literature and records, and documents of the Northern Affairs software, Grygier examines the courses for the Inuit in all components of Canada. She additionally explores the heritage of tuberculosis in Canada, stipulations of existence within the North for either Inuit and non-Natives, and the advance and amendment of presidency management of the North. this significant examine can be of curiosity to these in local and northern reports, Canadian social and political heritage, and the historical past of drugs in Canada.

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Download E-books "We Are Coming Home!": Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence (Athabasca University Press) PDF

In 1990, the Glenbow Museum took its first tentative steps towards repatriation via returning sacred gadgets to First international locations' peoples. those efforts drew harsh feedback from contributors of the provincial executive. was once it no longer the museum's basic criminal, moral, and fiduciary accountability to make sure the actual protection of its collections? Undaunted via such feedback, greater than fifty medication bundles have been back to Blackfoot and Cree groups among the years of 1990 and 2000, at which era the 1st countries Sacred Ceremonial items Repatriation Act (FNSCORA) ― nonetheless the one repatriation laws in Canada ― used to be passed."We Are Coming Home!" is the tale of the hugely advanced technique of repatriation as defined via these in detail inquisitive about the paintings, significantly the Piikuni, Siksika, and Kainai elders who supplied crucial oversight and suggestions and Gerald Conaty, senior curator on the museum.

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Download E-books Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45 (New Vanguard) PDF

Within the early twentieth century Britain's biggest colonies proven their very own small naval presence, and their ships fought along the Royal army in the course of international battle I. those fleets have been increased a bit of in the course of the inter-war years, and in 1939 the Royal Australian army, the Royal Canadian army and the Royal New Zealand military willingly joined the struggle on behalf of the British Commonwealth. For the main half those small navies consisted of some cruisers and destroyers, designed to guard territorial waters and to guard neighborhood sea lanes. even if, those warships and their crews quickly stumbled on themselves interested in an international warfare, and hence have been known as upon to struggle at any place they have been wanted, opposed to the Germans, the Italians and the japanese. at first of the warfare the Royal Australian military used to be the most important of those Commonwealth navies, however the difficulties of delivering its wartime wishes from the a ways part of the area hindered its growth. From past due 1941 it additionally discovered itself combating a truly varied battle from the British, and located itself operating heavily with the USA military to comprise the japanese within the Pacific. the following it was once supported by means of the smaller Royal New Zealand army - whereas either one of those Commonwealth fleets had fought with contrast within the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, it was once within the Pacific Theater that they'd make their mark. Geography intended that the Royal Canadian military used to be thrust into the leading edge of the conflict of the Atlantic, and whereas its fleet extended swiftly throughout the conflict, its sailors additionally earned a name for dedication, professionalism and cheerfulness which helped conquer some of the tribulations of this gruelling naval crusade. The RCN ended the conflict because the biggest of those 3 Commonwealth fleets. This e-book tells the tale of those small cruiser forces, and the boys who served the Allied reason so good in the course of the lengthy and brutal struggle at sea.

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