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By John C. Hudson

In line with a long time of study and written in transparent, concise prose through one of many premiere geographers in North the US, John C. Hudson's throughout This Land is a accomplished local geography of the North American continent.Clearly prepared, the ebook divides the complete usa and Canada into six significant areas, then extra subdivides them into twelve smaller parts. Hudson emphasizes every one sector or area's distinguishing place-specific attributes, including—to a bigger measure than past neighborhood geographies—political concerns. during this method, the e-book tells the tale of every zone, counting on a brisk narrative that unearths the dynamic methods in their distinct features. the 1st huge local geography of the North American continent in over seventy-five years, Hudson's throughout This Land turns into the traditional textual content in geography classes facing Canada and the U.S. in addition to a favored reference paintings for students, scholars, and lay readers.

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The traditional Quebec folk house with its bell-cast roof. Image not available. but most were short-lived, and the population thereby retained was small in comparison to the flow of migrants out of the region. Overfishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and economic problems in the fishing industry eventually led to population loss in coastal areas as still more people left the region in search of work. The peninsula’s long, rugged coastline, dotted with fishing villages and small farming communities, no longer sees the kind of economic production that once characterized Gaspé.

The Senecas, part of the Iroquois Five Nations, attacked the weakened Huron settlements and reduced the population by two-thirds. French trading posts were placed under siege wherever the Iroquois found them. After the Hurons’ demise, the role of middleman was assumed by independent French traders, known as coureurs de bois, who adopted the natives’ birchbark canoes and woodland ways. French fur trading expanded still farther to the west, and by the s traders had built posts on the Saskatchewan River.

Martin’s Press, . Mannion, John. The Peopling of Newfoundland: Essays in Historical Geography. St. John’s: Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, . Neary, Peter. The Political Economy of Newfoundland,  –. Vancouver: Copp Clark, . ———. Newfoundland in the North Atlantic World, –. : McGill-Queen’s University Press, . , and Leigh Mazany. The Future of the Atlantic Fisheries. Montreal: Institute for Research in Public Policy, .

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