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Author Name:    CLARK, Andrew Hill

Title:   Three Centuries and the Island : A Historical Geography of Settlement and Agriculture in Prince Edward Island, Canada 1st pr in dj.

Publisher:    University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1959, 

Seller ID:   72949

CLARK, Andrew Hill. Three Centuries and the Island : A Historical Geographyof Settlement and Agriculture in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Toronto/Buf falo : University of Toronto Press, (1959). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-[xiv],(2),3-287. Including 155 text maps. 8vo, orange cloth. "The settlement of the Island is traced from the time it was used as a summer campground by the Micmac Indians. Details of the arrival of the first Acadians, the transfer to British rule, and the subsequent influx of Scottish, Irish, Loyalist, and English stock are given together with evidence of the effect their coming had on the agriculture of the region. One hundred and fifty-five maps and sixteen tables illustrate the distribution of population by area and origin, changes in kind and distribution of crops, census of livestock, etc., from the early eighteenth century to the present day, and from the days whenthe potato was unknown as a crop through the fur-farming era." - from the dj. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Abegweit: Mid-Seventeenth Century; 3. IleSt. Jean: Eighteenth Century, First Half; 4. The Island of St. John: Eight eenth Century, Second Half; 5. The Colony of Prince Edward Island: Early Nineteenth Century; 6. The Island One Century Ago; 7. Decline and Adjustment:The Changing Background of Island Farming since Confederation; 8. The Last Century of Agricultural Change; 9. The Geographical Legacy of Three Centur ies of Change: Review and Conclusions. Very good in lightly nicked dust jacket. 90.00


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