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By Gordon W. Smith,P. Whitney Lackenbauer,Tom and Nell Smith

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ISBN-13: 9781552387207

Gordon W. Smith, PhD, committed a lot of his lifestyles to discovering Canada’s sovereignty within the Arctic. A historian through education, his 1952 dissertation from Columbia collage on “The old and criminal historical past of Canada’s Arctic Claims” is still a foundational paintings at the subject, as does his 1966 bankruptcy “Sovereignty within the North: The Canadian point of a global Problem,” in R. St. J. Macdonald’s The Arctic Frontier. This paintings is the 1st in a venture to edit and submit Smith’s unpublished opus - a manuscript on “A old and criminal examine of Sovereignty within the Canadian North and comparable legislations of the ocean Problems.” Written over 3 many years (yet incomplete on the time of his demise in 2000), this paintings could be the main complete examine at the nature and significance of the Canadian North in existence.

Volume 1: Terrestrial Sovereignty offers the main entire documentation but on hand at the post-Confederation heritage of Canadian sovereignty within the north. As Arctic sovereignty and protection concerns go back to the leading edge of public debate, this priceless source offers the basis upon which we could extend our realizing of Canada’s claims from the unique transfers of the northern territories in 1870 and 1880 via to the overdue 20th century. The ebook offers a wealth of aspect, starting from administrative formation and delineation of the northern territories via to different actions together with executive expeditions to northern waters, overseas whaling, the Alaska boundary dispute, northern exploration among 1870 and 1918, the historical past of Canada’s quarter declare, the query relating Danish sovereignty over Greenland and its relation to Canadian pursuits, the Ellesmere Island affair, the actions of yankee explorers within the Canadian North, and the jap Arctic Patrol. the ultimate bankruptcy examines the japanese Greenland case and its implications for Canada.

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