In Acts of Occupation, historians Cavell and Noakes deliver the engrossing story of Canada's early days of Arctic policy. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped archival sources, they show how one explorer's self-serving ambition fueled unfounded paranoia about Denmark's designs on the north, and ultimately served as the catalyst for Canada's active administrative occupation of the Arctic. A compelling tale that throws new light on a transformative period in Canadian Arctic policy-making, Acts of Occupation offers much-needed historical context for contemporary debates on northern sovereignty.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
This well-written and readable work deserves a place on the bookshelves of historians, students, and popular readers interested in the Canadian Arctic. High-quality photographs and maps add to the story of adventure, exploration, and intrigue that the authors set out to tell. Moreover, this history is both timely and important.-- Peter Kikkert, University of Western Ontario * Arctic *