Reluctant Land Society, Space, and Environment in Canada Before Confederation

ISBN-10: 0774814500
ISBN-13: 9780774814508
Edition: 2008
Authors: Cole Harris
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Description: The Reluctant Land describes the evolving pattern of settlement and the changing relationships of people and land in Canada from the end of the fifteenth century to the Confederation years of the late 1860s and early 1870s. It shows how a deeply  More...

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The Reluctant Land describes the evolving pattern of settlement and the changing relationships of people and land in Canada from the end of the fifteenth century to the Confederation years of the late 1860s and early 1870s. It shows how a deeply indigenous land was reconstituted in European terms, and, at the same time, how European ways were recalibrated in this non-European space. It also shows how an archipelago of scattered settlement emerged out of an encounter with a parsimonious land, and suggests how deeply this encounter differed from an American relationship with abundance.

R. Cole Harris is Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia.

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