New Brunswick: An Illustrated History

Ronald Rees

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ISBN: 9781771081528

New Brunswick: An Illustrated History

  Author:   Ronald Rees    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Originally the land of the Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, and Passamaquoddy, New Brunswick has a colourful and significant history. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the province was settled by marsh workers and farmers from northwestern France and thousands of Loyalist refugees from a newly independent United States. After a golden age of lumbering, shipbuilding, and overseas trade in the nineteenth century, its economy declined and adjustment to the new continental economy was slow and trying. In the 1960s, premier Louis Robichaud’s Equal Opportunity program granted French-speaking Acadians, long second-class citizens in the province, cultural recognition. Today, New Brunswick remains the only officially bilingual province in Canada.

A lively narrative drawn entirely from published sources, New Brunswick: An Illustrated History is for general readers interested in the development of the province. Over one hundred historical photographs document this changing province, from its beginnings to present day.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771081528
Item NB1115
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on June 23 2014
Language eng
Pages 248
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight375(g)
Ronald Rees is a former professor of historical geography who taught at the University of Saskatchewan and, as adjunct professor, at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. He has written books on the landscape and settlement of the Canadian prairies, on garden history, on science and industry in nineteenth­century Wales, and on United Empire Loyalist settlements in the Maritimes. He was born in Wales and for the past twenty­five years has lived in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.