British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government

1839-1854

Cover image for

Download


Author: J.L. Morison
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,486 / 253 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: JV
Downloads: 351
Added to site: 2010.02.23
mnybks.net#: 26756
Genre: Politics
Excerpt

ion which multiplied all distances in Canada at least four-fold. It was perhaps this sense of distance, and difficulty of locomotion, which first impressed the settler and the visitor. To begin with, the colony was, for practical purposes, more than a month's distance from the centre of government. Steam was gradually making its way, and the record passage by sailing ship, from Quebec to Portsmouth, had occupied only eighteen days and a half,[1] but sails were still the ordinary means of propulsion, and the average length of voyage of 237 vessels arriving at Quebec in 1840 was well over forty days.[2] To the immigrant, however, the voyage across the Atlantic was the least of his troubles; for the internal communications of Canada left much to be desired. The assistance {10} of railway transportation might be entirely ignored,--as late as 1847 only twenty-two miles of railway lines had been laid and worked.[3] There was, of course, during the open season, the wonderful passage by river and lake into the heart

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government by J.L. Morison - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government by J.L. Morison - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government by J.L. Morison - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government by J.L. Morison - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government by J.L. Morison - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for British Supremacy & Canadian Self-Government by J.L. Morison - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Communist Manifesto
by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Problems in American Democracy
by Thames Ross Williamson
The Republic
by Plato
A Poor Wise Man
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
African and European Addresses
by Theodore Roosevelt
On liberty
by John Stuart Mill
Utopia
by Thomas More

See more popular titles from this genre.