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BOOK - Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History
By Douglas Baldwin
Published by Nimbus Publlishing, Halifax, 2009

Softcover... 22.95 (C$)

In Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History, Douglas Baldwin takes the reader on a journey through the incidents and events that have shaped the province and its inhabitants throughout their development, from the first Aboriginal presence over 11,000 years ago, to the arrival of European settlers in the early eighteenth century, to the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, to the opening of the Confederation Bridge in 1997. Along the way, he peppers the narrative with stories of the many people and places that have played a role in making PEI both a tightly knit rural community and an immensely popular tourist destination.

Contents include:
  • Preface
  • Introduction: A Land of many names
  • Chapter 1: The original Islanders
  • Chapter 2: Jacques Cartier explores the Island
  • Chapter 3: First settlements
  • Chapter 4: The deportation
  • Chapter 5: A British colony
  • Chapter 6: Pioneer life
  • Chapter 7: Island politics and land problem
  • Chapter 8: Confederation
  • Chapter 9: Prosperity and decline
  • Chapter 10: Island life at the turn of the twentieth century
  • Chapter 11: The Empire at war
  • Chapter 12: The interwar years: good times, hard times
  • Chapter 13: The Second World War
  • Chapter 14: Contemporary political and economic issues
  • Chapter 15: Contemporary Island life
  • Appendix: A history of PEI in postage stamps
  • Image sources
Illustrated throughout with over one hundred historical photos and illustrations, Prince Edward Island: An Illustrated History is a must-read for anyone who has fallen in love with Canada's smallest province.

About the author:
    Since Douglas Baldwin came to the Island to teach hisotory at the Uuniversity of Prince Edward Island in 1979, he has been fascinated with the history of the province.
218 Pages
9.25 x 6.50 inches
Photographs
Illustrations
Published by Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2009
ISBN: 9781551097138





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