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By Andrew Hill Clark

This examine is without doubt one of the first within the box of historic geography to be released in Canada. Written after exhaustive learn, it makes use of a selected method of the learn of old agricultural geography which concentrates at the use of easy distributional facts for the outline and interpretation of the altering personality of any zone via any time period. by means of the research of over 1200 maps, a few of which shape a part of the textual content of the ebook, Professor Clark reviews agriculture because the dominant monetary task of Prince Edward Island and lines with amazing readability during the altering styles of land tradition during the province.

The publication starts with an outline of the usual geography of the Island which, regardless of its small dimension, indicates amazing kind. It is going directly to end up the need for cautious attention of the historical past of behavior and prejudice of teams of alternative beginning whilst learning the altering geographies of land use.

The payment of the Island is traced from the time it used to be used as a summer time campground through the Micmac Indians. information of the coming of the 1st Acadians, the move to British rule, and the following inflow of Scottish, Irish, Loyalist, and English inventory are given including proof of the impact their coming had at the agriculture of the sector. 100 and fifty-five maps and 16 tables to demonstrate the distribution of inhabitants via quarter and starting place, alterations in style and distribution of vegetation, census of farm animals, etc., from the early eighteenth century to the current day, and from the times while the potato used to be unknown as a crop throughout the fur-farming era.

The writer provides this research as a part of his life-work, a programme of study at the cost abroad within the 17th, eighteenth, and 19th centuries of the folk from the British Isles. he's descended from Prince Edward Island settlers and writes of the province from a historical past of non-public wisdom of, and affection for, the land of his forbears.

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