J B Harkin

Author: E. J. (Ted) Hart
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 0888647611
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Many of Canada’s superb national parks owe their existence to James Bernard Harkin (1875–1955), the first commissioner of Canada’s new Dominion Parks Branch in 1911. Ted Hart follows Harkin’s career from his apprenticeship in the Department of the Interior to his retirement in 1936, and presents Harkin as a major force in early Canadian parks and wildlife conservation. He supported Canadian wildlife conservation at its inception, created the world’s first park service, and developed major park policies. Conservationists, serious history enthusiasts, and those with an interest in Canada’s national parks will enjoy this biography of a multifaceted and significant individual.

Guardians of the Wild

Author: Robert J. Burns
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552380181
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bears and bureaucrats, timber and telephone lines, poaching and predators, fires and families -- all these play a part in this fascinating and long-overdue study of Canadas National Park wardens. Both a tribute to the enormous devotion to duty and dedicated labours of the park wardens, and a well-researched factual account of how our National Parks evolved, "Guardians of the Wild "is a singular study of the historical evolution of protection and management inside Canadas National Parks. "

The Hero and the Historians

Author: Alan Gordon
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774817437
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Historians have long engaged in passionate debate about collective memory and national identity. Alan Gordon focuses on one national hero � Jacques Cartier � to explore how notions about the past have been passed from generation to generation in English- and French-speaking Canada and used to present particular ideas about the world. Nineteenth-century celebrations of Cartier reflected a new understanding of history that accompanied the arrival of modernity in North America. This sensibility, in turn, influenced the political and cultural currents of nation building in Canada. Cartier may have been a point of contact between English and French Canada, but the nature of that contact, as Gordon shows, had profound limitations.

Blacks in Canada

Author: Robin W. Winks
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773566686
Format: PDF
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Using an impressive array of primary and secondary materials, Robin Winks details the diverse experiences of Black immigrants to Canada, including Black slaves brought to Nova Scotia and the Canadas by Loyalists at the end of the American Revolution, Black refugees who fled to Nova Scotia following the War of 1812, Jamaican Maroons, and fugitive slaves who fled to British North America. He also looks at Black West Coast businessmen who helped found British Columbia, particularly Victoria, and Black settlement in the prairie provinces. Throughout Winks explores efforts by African-Canadians to establish and maintain meaningful lifestyles in Canada. The Blacks in Canada investigates the French and English periods of slavery, the abolitionist movement in Canada, and the role played by Canadians in the broader continental antislavery crusade, as well as Canadian adaptations to nineteenth- and twentieth-century racial mores. The second edition includes a new introduction by Winks on changes that have occurred since the book's first appearance and where African-Canadian studies stands today.

Park prisoners

Author: Bill Waiser
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd
ISBN:
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Between 1915 and 1946, the Canadian government put some ten thousand unskilled foreigners, jobless and homeless people, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war to work in westernCanada's national parks. These men had committed no crimes, but because of war ordepression, they were seen as a possible threat to public order and a potential source of civil unrest. Many of the Banff, Jasper, and other national parks' heritage buildings and roads wereconstructed through the backbreaking work of the internees in these labour camps. More than 125 archival photographs illustrate this compelling history of how these men lived and worked, how they were treated, and the legacy they left in our national parks.

Climber s Paradise

Author: PearlAnn Reichwein
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 0888646747
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Tenacious activism of the Alpine Club of Canada leads to mountain recreation and conservation.

Lost Tracks

Author: Jennifer Brower
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425104
Format: PDF, Mobi
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While contemporaries and historians alike hailed the establishment of Buffalo National Park in Wainwright, Alberta, as a wildlife saving effort, the political climate of the early 20th century worked against it. The Canadian Parks Branch was never sufficiently funded to operate the park effectively or to remedy the crises the animals faced as a result. Cross-breeding experiments with bison and domestic cattle proved unfruitful. Attempts at commercializing the herd had no success. Ultimately, the Department of National Defence repurposed the park for military training and the bison disappeared once more.