The Forgotten Labrador: Kegashka to Blanc-Sablon

The Forgotten Labrador: Kegashka to Blanc-Sablon

By: Cleophas Belvin (author)Hardback

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The Forgotten Labrador recounts the history of a remarkable area of Canada - the Quebec part of the Labrador coast that extends eastward from Kegashka to Blanc Sablon. Cleophas Belvin describes the arrival of the Aboriginals and the activities of the Breton and Basque fishermen and French- and English-speaking merchants from Quebec City who controlled the region for more than one hundred and fifty years. He paints a vivid picture of the lifestyle and living conditions of the early French- and English-speaking pioneers and their descendants, offering an analysis of why they settled in the region and how they dealt with the precariousness of the seal, salmon, and cod fisheries. The Forgotten Labrador also explores the role of the Anglican and Catholic missionaries, the establishment of educational, medical, transportation, and communication services, and the various government and local initiatives that were undertaken to provide the people with some form of economic prosperity.

About Author

Cleophas Belvin, a former teacher, archivist, and historical researcher, is a writer and editor with the Department of National Defence. He lives in Ottawa.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773531512
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780773531512
  • ISBN10: 0773531513

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