Land of the Midnight Sun

SKU: 9780773552128

Ken S. Coates, William R. Morrison
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Copyright Date:

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Land of the Midnight Sun is the third edition of this book on the history of the Yukon by Ken Coates and William Morrison. This work covers the Herschel Island Whaling, pre-1900 fur trading, the post second World War resource boom, struggle for responsible government and the emergence of Indigenous political protest. Land of the Midnight Sun emphasizes the role of First Nations and the struggle of Yukoners within Confederation. The impact of residential schools on Aboriginal children is a critical part of the broader story of the Klondike creeks, Elsa-Keno Hill silver mines, the sinking of the Princess Sophia, contributions to the First World War and transformations associated with the American occupation during the Second World War. This newest edition has a new preface updating readers on the Yukon’s economy, culture, and politics and Indigenous self-government. 

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