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Author Name:    MACDONALD, Norman

Title:   Canada : Immigration and Colonization: 1841-1903. in dustjacket

Publisher:    Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1968, 

Seller ID:   94727

MACDONALD, Norman. Canada : Immigration and Colonization: 1841-1903. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, 1968. Second Printing. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-381,(3). Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “The bookattempts to analyse historically, on the basis of primary sources, some of the most important economic and social aspects of the subject as they impi nged upon the daily round and common tasks of bewildered settlers in those distant days of poor means of transportation, scarcity of capital, the deadly monotony of life in the bush, the endless struggle for a bare subsistence, the heavy toll in human lives taken in the clearing of the primeval forest, and the meagre or almost complete absence of financial assistance or even timely instruction in husbandry by government agents during the initial and difficult stages of settlement.” - from the dj. Contents : 1, Introduction. 2. The Economic Background. 3. Wooing the Emigrant. 4. The Hungry Forties. 5. On Limping Feet. 6. Years of Frustration. 7. Dawn of a Brighter Day. 8. The Maritime Provinces. 9. Manitoba and the North-West. 10. By Trial and Error: Repatriation. 11. The Melting Pot Era: Group Settlements. 12. A Forlorn Hope: Colonization Companies. 13. Seedtime and Harvest. Appendices :1. Indian Tribes: Red River to Rockies. 2. Railways 1880s-1890s. 3. Coloni zation Companies 1881-1903. 4. Homesteads 1872-1904. 5. Pre-emptions 1871-1888. 6. Wages 1840s—1900. 7. Prices 1841-1900. Very good in rubbed and edgeworn dustjacket. 75.00


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