The last best west

By: Bruce, Jean

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0889024014 117 pages. Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, "The Last Best West." Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. The great campaign to populate the west is presented here in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the settler's homelands, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west. Gift greetings on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has average wear with few small chips missing and an assortment of short tears.

Title: The last best west

Author Name: Bruce, Jean

Categories: Canadiana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Canada, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1976

ISBN Number: 0889024014

ISBN Number 13: 9780889024014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 71205890

Keywords: 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, "The Last Best West." Hundreds of Tho,