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