Published in 1989, The Modern North examines the experience of the peoples of the Yukon and Northwest Territories from the Berger inquiry of 1975 and onwards.
Untangling the varied strands that make up the Northern tapestry--its resourceful peoples, its awesome physical landscape, its political and economic agenda in the late 1980s--they portray in vivid colours a society struggling to cast off the chains of colonialism and define its own future.
The Modern North offers a sensitive assessment of the people and forces shaping the Yukon and Northwest Territories in the 1980s.
About the authors
Ken S. Coates was raised in Whitehorse and has a long-standing interest in northern themes. Titles include Canada’s Colonies, The Sinking of the Princess Sophia, The Modern North, North to Alaska (on the building of the Alaska Highway) and many academic books. He has worked on north-centred television documentaries and served as a consultant to northern governments and organizations. He is currently Professor of History and Dean of Arts, University of Waterloo.
JUDITH POWELL is a graduate of the University of Victoria and a research associate with Northern Heritage Consulting.
Other titles by Ken S. Coates
Canada’s Founding Debates, 1864-1999
Land of the Midnight Sun, Third Edition
A History of the Yukon
Land of the Midnight Sun
A History of the Yukon, Third Edition
Considering College 2-Book Bundle
Dream Factories / What to Consider If You're Considering College
Considering University 2-Book Bundle
Dream Factories / What to Consider If You're Considering University
Why Universities Won't Solve the Youth Jobs Crisis
On the Frontier
Letters from the Canadian West in the 1880s
From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation
A Road Map for All Canadians
What to Consider If You're Considering College
New Rules for Education and Employment