Canada, A People's History Volume 4

Canada, A People's History Volume 4

DVD - 2001
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The second episode covers 1540 to 1670. The search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery make the New World a destination for Europeans in the 16th century. Champlain begins his legendary journeys and the precarious beginnings of New France are established in an era of unprecedented alliances and devastating conflicts.
The first episode covers 1670 to 1850. It was an age of great daring and enterprise; of fur traders and trailblazers who opened up a continent. Flamboyant Pierre Esprit Radisson defies a governor to take New France's fur trade into the interior and later founds an English trading empire; tough Dene chief Matonabbee leads Samuel Hearne on a monumental trek into the Barren Lands; Alexander Mackenzie's dash to the Pacific makes him one of the most celebrated men of his age; and David Thompson, who comes to the forbidding shores of Hudson Bay as a 14-year-old apprentice, eventually unlocks the secrets of the West more than any other man.
Publisher: [Toronto] : CBC : Distributed by Morningstar Entertainment, c2001
ISBN: 9781552590917
Branch Call Number: DVD 971 Can 3564
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (240 min.) :,sd., col ;,4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Rebellion & reform
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