Lord Selkirk: A Life J.M. Bumsted

ISBN: 9780887553370

Published: May 14th 2014

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545 pages


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Lord Selkirk: A Life  by  J.M. Bumsted

Lord Selkirk: A Life by J.M. Bumsted
May 14th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 545 pages | ISBN: 9780887553370 | 4.73 Mb

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 fortuneMoreThomas 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. 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.



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