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By Gordon W. Smith,P. Whitney Lackenbauer,Tom and Nell Smith

Gordon W. Smith, PhD, committed a lot of his lifestyles to gaining knowledge of Canada’s sovereignty within the Arctic. A historian by way of education, his 1952 dissertation from Columbia college on “The old and felony history of Canada’s Arctic Claims” is still a foundational paintings at the subject, as does his 1966 bankruptcy “Sovereignty within the North: The Canadian point of a world Problem,” in R. St. J. Macdonald’s The Arctic Frontier. This paintings is the 1st in a undertaking to edit and put up Smith’s unpublished opus - a manuscript on “A ancient and criminal examine of Sovereignty within the Canadian North and comparable legislations of the ocean Problems.” Written over 3 a long time (yet incomplete on the time of his dying in 2000), this paintings could be the main complete research at the nature and significance of the Canadian North in existence.

Volume 1: Terrestrial Sovereignty presents the main complete documentation but to be had at the post-Confederation background of Canadian sovereignty within the north. As Arctic sovereignty and defense concerns go back to the vanguard of public debate, this priceless source presents the root upon which we may perhaps extend our figuring out of Canada’s claims from the unique transfers of the northern territories in 1870 and 1880 via to the past due 20th century. The ebook offers a wealth of aspect, starting from administrative formation and delineation of the northern territories via to different actions together with executive expeditions to northern waters, international whaling, the Alaska boundary dispute, northern exploration among 1870 and 1918, the history of Canada’s region declare, the query relating Danish sovereignty over Greenland and its relation to Canadian pursuits, the Ellesmere Island affair, the actions of yankee explorers within the Canadian North, and the japanese Arctic Patrol. the ultimate bankruptcy examines the japanese Greenland case and its implications for Canada.

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