Early Days in the Yukon
Michael Gatesfollows the first gold-seekers from their arrival in 1873 until the stampede to the Klondike in 1896, capturing the essence of these early years of the gold rush and chronicling the trials and successes of the hardy individualists who searched for gold in the wilderness.
Canadian Prisoners of War Through the Twentieth Century
Jonathan Vance examines Canada's role in the formation of an important aspect of international law, traces the growth and activities of a number of national and local philanthropic agencies, and recounts the efforts of ex-prisoners to secure compensation for the long-term effects of captivity.
Ged Martin offers a sceptical review of claims that Confederation answered all the problems facing the provinces, and examines in detail British perceptions of Canada and ideas about its future.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia
A provocative account of one of the greatest entrepreneurial failures in Canadian history, this book documents the downfall of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which helped develop the north-central corridor of British Columbia – then collapsed dramatically in 1919.
This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.
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