The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914 #2020

The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914 Pierre Berton The Promised Land Settling the West 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

  • Title: The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914
  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • ISBN: 9780771012433
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914 Pierre Berton 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.
    The Promised Land: Settling the West 1896-1914 Pierre Berton

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    1. This book seemed a little aimless there doesn t seem to be a through story It starts out by telling us about Clifford Sifton, who seemed to be a bit of a dick Then it tells us about immigration into Canada, and how regardless of the groups who came, everyone in the east thought these new settlers were inferior to themselves and not WASP ish enough So they brought in a bunch of Brits with no farming experience or usable skills, and everyone in the west thought they were terrible The Doukhobors se [...]

    2. This was a fun read It presented a big picture on the history without being too much text bookish From what I remember from 40 years ago reading Klondike it is typical Pierre Burton story telling.Although it was written 30 years ago it gives good perspective on the minds of the original settlers It also gives perspective on the attitudes of the Canadian elite, both a hundred pus years ago and 40 years ago when it was written by one I had fun remembering my own perspective from those times when I [...]

    3. A book that has moved me to tears time and again I suspect because I m descended from some of the peoples described in this book and my hometown of Brandon is featured prominently This is Burton s epic of immigration, what would become one of the great defining characteristics of Canada The seeds of our multicultural nation are explored, as is the start of what we think of as Western Canadian culture We follow the stories of several people through the era, from impoverished immigrants to powerfu [...]

    4. This is the last book the Berton s series dealing with the birth and expansion of the Canadian West A very interesting read if you were born or lived in one of the Prairie Provinces One has to wonder what happened to the dream that was to make the Megatropolis of Winnipeg.

    5. This book is a very well written account of the settlement of the canadian west 1896 1914.It is entertaining and gives relevance to how the west has developedi really enjoyed this book

    6. Interesting to compare the initial expansion of the west with what is happening today with the oil sands, potash etc.

    7. Not one of my favourites of his but that said it is still a good read about the immigration push to papulate the prairies at the turn of the last century Interesting.

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