Newfoundland and Labrador : a history / Sean T. Cadigan.

  • Toronto [Ont.] : Buffalo : University of Toronto Press ©2009
Physical description
1 online resource (viii, [6], 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps
  • 9781442688704
  • 144268870X
  • 0802044654
  • 0802082475
  • 9780802044655
  • 9780802082473
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-344) and index.
  • English.
  • Scarce environmental leeway, nationalism, and the long term in Newfoundland and Labrador -- The first peoples by the sea -- The European encounter -- Migrants and settlers : the development of a fishing society, 1610-1775 -- Not quite a colony, 1775-1824 -- A colonial state, 1824-1855 -- Responsible government and landward industrialization, 1855-1895 -- Twilight of the national policy, 1897-1908 -- The politics of hope and demoralization, 1908-1934 -- Commission, depression, and war, 1934-1945 -- The land of milk and honey, 1946-1972 -- The limits of neo-nationalism, 1972-2003 -- Not a nation.
Related item
  • Print version:: Cadigan, Sean T. (Sean Thomas), 1962- Newfoundland and Labrador. Toronto : Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2009
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
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  • "Published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of Newfoundland and Labrador joining Canada, Sean T. Cadigan has written the book that will surely become the definitive history of one of North America's most distinct and beautiful regions. The site of the first European settlement by Vikings one thousand years ago, a former colony of England, and known at various times as Terra Nova and Newfoundland until its official name change to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001, this easternmost point of the continent has had a fascinating history in part because of its long-held position as the gateway between North America and Europe. Examining the region from prehistoric times to the present, Newfoundland and Labrador is not only a comprehensive history of the province, but an illuminating portrait of the Atlantic world and European colonisation of the Americas.
  • Cadigan comprehensively details everything from the first European settlements, the displacement and extinction of the indigenous Beothuk by European settlers, the conflicts between settlers and imperial governance, to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment's near annihilation at the Battle of the Somme, the rise of Newfoundland nationalism, Joey Smallwood's case for confederation, and the modernization and economic disappointments instigated by joining Canada. Paying particular attention to the ways in which Newfoundland and Labrador's history has been shaped by its environment, this study considers how natural resources such as the Grand Banks, the disappearance of cod, and off-shore oil have affected the region and its inhabitants."--Pub. desc.

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