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The Resource Lord Selkirk : a life, J.M. Bumsted, (electronic resource)

Lord Selkirk : a life, J.M. Bumsted, (electronic resource)

Label
Lord Selkirk : a life
Title
Lord Selkirk
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Bumsted
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Biography type
individual biography
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Bumsted, J. M
Dewey number
971.27/01092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Selkirk, Thomas Douglas
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Enlightenment
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Fur trade
  • MeÌt̂is
  • Great Britain
  • Manitoba
  • Manitoba
  • Red River Settlement
Summary expansion
Thomas Douglas, the Fifth Earl of Selkirk (1770-1820), was a complex man of his times, whose passions left an indelible mark on Canadian history. A product of the Scottish Enlightenment and witness to the French Revolution, he dedicated his fortune and energy to the vision of a new colony at the centre of North America. His final legacy, the Red River Settlement, led to the eventual end of the dominance of the fur trade and began the demographic and social transformation of western Canada.<br /><br />The product of three decades of research, this is the definitive biography of Lord Selkirk. Bumsted's passionate prose and thoughtful analysis illuminate not only the man, but also the political and economic realities of the British empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. He analyzes Selkirk's position within these realities, showing how his paternalistic attitudes informed his "social experiments" in colonization and translated into unpredictable, and often tragic, outcomes. Bumsted also provides extensive detail on the complexities of colonization, the Scottish Enlightenment, Scottish peerage, the fur trade, the Red River settlement, and early British-Canadian politics
Label
Lord Selkirk : a life, J.M. Bumsted, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-499) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1: Dunbar -- Chapter 2: Apprenticing -- Chapter 3: Paris, the Continent, and the Shadow of Daer -- Chapter 4: Finding a Role in Life -- Chapter 5: Towards Prince Edward Island -- Chapter 6: Selkirk and the Island -- Chapter 7: Touring North America -- Chapter 8: Observations on the Present State of the Highlands -- Chapter 9: Joining the Establishment -- Chapter 10: Settling Down -- Chapter 11: Taking Over the Hudsonś̀̆ Bay Company -- Chapter 12: Starting up the Red River -- Chapter 13: The Highland Regiment and the Kildonan Immigrants -- Chapter 14: The Pemmican Proclamation -- Chapter 15: The Settlement Dispersed -- Chapter 16: Trying to Gain Control -- Chapter 17: Seven Oaks and Fort William, 1816 -- Chapter 18: More Overstepping of Legality -- Chapter 19: On the Defensive, 1817 -- Chapter 20: Campaigning at Law, January to June 1818 -- Chapter 21: Further Campaigning at Law, June to November 1818 -- Chapter 22: Returning to Europe: 1818 to 1820 -- Chapter 23: To the Death -- Chapter 24: Coda
Control code
ocn733084837
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 517 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887553370
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, digital file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733084837
Label
Lord Selkirk : a life, J.M. Bumsted, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-499) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1: Dunbar -- Chapter 2: Apprenticing -- Chapter 3: Paris, the Continent, and the Shadow of Daer -- Chapter 4: Finding a Role in Life -- Chapter 5: Towards Prince Edward Island -- Chapter 6: Selkirk and the Island -- Chapter 7: Touring North America -- Chapter 8: Observations on the Present State of the Highlands -- Chapter 9: Joining the Establishment -- Chapter 10: Settling Down -- Chapter 11: Taking Over the Hudsonś̀̆ Bay Company -- Chapter 12: Starting up the Red River -- Chapter 13: The Highland Regiment and the Kildonan Immigrants -- Chapter 14: The Pemmican Proclamation -- Chapter 15: The Settlement Dispersed -- Chapter 16: Trying to Gain Control -- Chapter 17: Seven Oaks and Fort William, 1816 -- Chapter 18: More Overstepping of Legality -- Chapter 19: On the Defensive, 1817 -- Chapter 20: Campaigning at Law, January to June 1818 -- Chapter 21: Further Campaigning at Law, June to November 1818 -- Chapter 22: Returning to Europe: 1818 to 1820 -- Chapter 23: To the Death -- Chapter 24: Coda
Control code
ocn733084837
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 517 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780887553370
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, digital file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733084837

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