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History Post-confederation (1867-)

The Promised Land

Settling the West 1896-1914

by (author) Pierre Berton

Doubleday Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 2002
Post-Confederation (1867-), 19th Century, Emigration & Immigration
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2002
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After the pioneers described in The National Dream, The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers — a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation.

About the author

Pierre Berton, well-known and well-loved Canadian author, journalist, and media personality, hailed from Whitehorse, Yukon. During his career, he wrote fifty books for adults and twenty-two for children, popularizing Canadian history and culture and reflecting on his life and times. With more than thirty literary awards and a dozen honorary degrees to his credit, Berton was also a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

“There’s a vitality and life in Berton’s writing that is particularly striking after re-reading other accounts of the development of the Canadian West.” -- The Toronto Star

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