Download E-books Russian Shadows on the British Northwest Coast of North America, 1810-1890: A Study of Rejection of Defense Responsibilities (Pacific Maritime Studies Series) PDF

By Glynn Barratt

Russia threw her shadow at the Northwest Coast prior to the British got here to what's referred to now as British Columbia. Spanish fears of a 'Muscovite' boost on her possessions from Alaskan outposts have been popular in eighteenth-century Europe. This publication specializes in the improvement of British and Canadian perceptions of Russian naval power within the Pacific through the 19th century and weighs the results -- mental, political, and armed forces -- of the reluctance of either nations to imagine coastal defence duties.

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Download E-books The Waning of the Green: Catholics, the Irish, and Identity in Toronto, 1887-1922 (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Religion) PDF

McGowan strains the evolution of the Catholic group from an remoted spiritual and Irish ethnic tradition within the overdue 19th century into an built-in section of English Canadian society through the early 20th century. English-speaking Catholics moved into all neighbourhoods of the town and socialized with and married non-Catholics. They even embraced their very own model of imperialism: through 1914 millions of them had enlisted to struggle for God and the British Empire. McGowan's certain and energetic portrait may be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of spiritual heritage, Irish experiences, ethnic historical past, and Canadian history.

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Download E-books Amassing Power: J. B. Duke and the Saguenay River, 1897-1927 (Studies on the History of Quebec) PDF

The damming of the Saguenay introduced industrialisation on a grand scale to rural Quebec within the kind of newsprint and aluminum manufacture. Tapping into wealthy and numerous resources in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, Massell presents an interdisciplinary, cross-border research of yankee capital and Canadian assets. He exhibits us how ever-larger quantities of capital yielded more and more gigantic and complicated purposes of hydroelectric know-how. Grand business plans, in flip, encroached upon provincial water rights and farmers' lands, which drew the eye of the country. He examines the protracted energy fight among private and non-private pursuits - among American capitalists and the nascent paperwork of the province of Quebec - and describes the origins and evolution of the occasions that ended in kingdom keep watch over over hydraulic assets within the province. In doing so he offers bright graphics of Duke and of Quebec politicians of the interval and offers a dramatic account of the protracted conflict of wits among Duke's leader engineer, William States Lee, and Quebec's leader of Hydraulic carrier, Arthur Amos. collecting energy speaks to the combination of North American economies, vividly illustrating the method in which American capital drew Canada's resource-rich North into the commercial orbit of the United States.

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Download E-books Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century (Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain) PDF

Spain and the good Powers within the 20th Centuryexamines the overseas context to, and impacts on, Spanish historical past and politics from 1898 to the current day. Spanish heritage is unavoidably overseas, with the importance of Spain's neutrality within the First international battle and the worldwide affects at the end result of the Spanish Civil War.
Taking the Defeat within the Spanish American struggle of 1898 as a place to begin, the e-book comprises surveys on: *the problem of neutrality in the course of the First global struggle *foreign coverage lower than the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera *the allies and the Spanish Civil struggle *Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain *Spain and the chilly battle *relations with the United States
This booklet lines the $64000 subject of contemporary Spanish international relations as much as the current day

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Download E-books Houses for All: The Struggle for Social Housing in Vancouver, 1919-50 PDF





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