Company, Crown and Colony: The Hudson's Bay Company and Territorial Endeavour in Western Canada (Hardback)Stephen Royle (author)
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 30/11/2010
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The Hudson's Bay Company was one of the great merchant companies. Granted sole trading rights to a huge part what is now Canada they were coerced in the mid nineteenth century to set up a colonial administration on Vancouver Island to protect British interests at a time of growing expansionism from America to the south and possible threats from a Russian Alaska to the north. 'Company, Crown and Colony' tells the story of the challenges they faced. Drawing on rich archival resources the author provides a detailed account of this turbulent period, revealing the difficulties faced by a leading merchant company as they sought to resolve their conflicting interests of commerce and settlement in a complex situation, and providing fresh and lively insights into the emergence of a region of North America that is today one of the principal commercial centres of Canada.
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm
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