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Company, crown and colony : the Hudson's Bay Company and territorial endeavour in Western Canada

By: Royle, Stephen

1350165646 / 9781350165649
Paperback
28/05/2020
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England
24 cm 320 pages : illustrations
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The Hudson's Bay Company was one of the great merchant companies.

Granted sole trading rights to a huge part of 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.

BIC:

HBJK History of the Americas

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